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Tony , Therapy Dog and "Boss"

While Tony belongs to Lauren and the Trumbull family, he has found his home away from home at Anderson's where he spends most days.  Tony's primary job is to welcome everyone who walks in to Anderson's and hopefully find a welcoming lap to sit on, be touched and to provide comfort to his human friends during their difficult walk with grief.  

Therapy Dog...
Terminally ill patients, children patients, people in therapy, people confined to wheelchairs, and homebound patients have long been shown to have a positive endorphin response to being around and petting dogs. There is a natural chemical reaction in the brain that makes people feel better and smile when they are petting an animal.  Therapy dogs have a unique ability to sense human suffering. When introduced to a group of students, a therapy dog has been shown to instinctively seek out a depressed or struggling child. People in grief counseling cannot help but smile when a therapy dog is introduced into the setting. While this may be difficult to believe or test clinically, it has proven to be true with grieving individuals time and time again.




Jack Trumbull, Owner / Funeral Director & Embalmer
Email: jack@gorge.net
Office Phone: 541-386-1000
Fax: 541-386-7380
Mobile Phone: 541-399-2554

Jack has been serving  families in funeral service since 1991.  Jack and Debbi married August 15, 1993 and have two children; Lauren and Caleb whom both attend Hood River Valley High School.  Debbi is a teacher at May Street Elementary as their Reading Specialist.  Jack is active with Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s, Columbia Center for the Arts including performing with C.A.S.T and  Riverside Community Church.  Jack is also active with the Oregon Funeral Directors Association serving as president, the National Funeral Directors Association and a recipient of their “Pursuit of Excellence” Award as well as sitting on the advisory committee for the Funeral Service Program at Mt. Hood Community College and the Providence Advisory Board chair.  The family enjoys all the activities that the Gorge offers.

Patrick Cornelius, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Email: atc@gorge.net
Office Phone: 541-386-1000
Fax: 541-386-7380
Mobile Phone: 302-345-0799

Patrick was born & raised outside of Philadelphia, PA. but has lived all around the East Coast, the South & England, before settling in Portland for schooling to follow his dream of becoming a funeral director/embalmer. Patrick left an 11 year career as an athletic director in disability sport & team manager in elite Paralympic Sport to follow this path. Although new to the Columbia Gorge area, Patrick is looking forward to becoming more involved in the community, serving its families & participating in the various recreational activities the Gorge has to offer.

Rachel Lee, office administrator
Email: atc@gorge.net
Office Phone: (541) 386-1000
Fax: (541) 386-7380

Rachel was born and raised in Hood River. She and her husband Dr. Randal Lee Jr. met while attending High School together in Hood River. After marrying in 1999, Randal and Rachel spent time living in Florida, Missouri, Massachusetts and  Scotland before returning to settle again in their hometown. Randal is the Associate Pastor of River of Life Assembly and teaches at Northwest University Salem Campus. They have two daughters, Alyssa & Mariah who attend Westside Elementary School. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family which includes their dog, a collie named Honey. She also enjoys reading, camping, hiking, photography, and baking.

Dianne Level, Family Service Provider
Email: atc@gorge.net
Office Phone: 541-386-1000
Fax: 541-386-7380

Dianne is a retired educator and long-time resident of Hood River.  She and her husband, Bob have three children and nine grandchildren.  Dianne is our family service counselor and assists our community with pre-planning.



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