The nugget. (Sisters, Or.) 1994-current, April 05, 2017, Page 9, Image 9

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    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
Obituary
Margitti (Gitti) Agnes Elfriede Kiefer Bell
September 26, 1926 — March 29, 2017
Gitti died at home
with her spouse, Sandra
Rosencrantz, at her side.
Gitti was born in
Wiesbaden, Germany to
Karl and Josepha (Egenolf)
Kiefer. She married George
Junior Bell, an American,
in 1947. In late 1948 she,
George, and newborn son
moved to America. Gitti
entered America legally, and
she and her son became legal
American citizens. They
made their home in Merced,
California, where Gitti was
a dental hygienist for more
than 40 years. After George
died in 2004, she moved to
Sisters in June of 2006.
On March 10, 2014 she
married Sandra Rosencrantz.
Her wedding vows were
“Dubist mein und ich bin
dein” (you are mine and I am
yours).
She was preceded in death
by her husband George, a
brother and a cousin, Karl
Kiefer and Kurt Kiefer, of
Wiesbaden.
She is survived by her
spouse Sandra Rosencrantz,
son Jim Bell (Tammy) of
Sisters, daughter Marlia
Bell-Wilson (Don) of
Merced, CA. She has four
grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.
“Knowing the end is not
far away does not make the
end any easier to bear when
it comes. The greatest com-
fort is to have had the privi-
lege and honor to love and
be loved by such a wonder-
ful person, however short
that time allowed. Even with
Alzheimer’s, she remembered
me to the very end, even
when she was mad at me. I
am so grateful for that. There
are no words to express the
enormous gratitude I have
for the support of Hospice
of Redmond-Sisters.” —
Sandra Rosencrantz
Obituaries Policy: The Nugget Newspaper does not charge a fee to
publish obituaries. Obituaries may be up to 400 words and include
one photo. Obituaries outside these guidelines are handled by The
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Sisters fire district improves rating
Residents of the Sisters-
Camp Sherman Rural Fire
Protection District may see
reduced fire insurance rates
as a result of a recently
completed survey by the
Insurance Services Office
(ISO).
ISO is an independent
company that serves insur-
ance companies, communi-
ties, fire departments, insur-
ance regulators and others
by providing information
about risk. ISO has evaluated
and classified over 46,000
fire protection areas across
the United States utilizing a
standardized fire suppression
rating schedule.
ISO assigns a public pro-
tection classification rat-
ing to fire departments on a
scale from 1 to 10. A one is
the best rating possible, with
only 241 departments in the
country achieving this rat-
ing. A rating of 10 indicates
the department does not meet
the minimum criteria for rec-
ognition or may have areas
of the fire district where
homes are located more
than five miles from a fire
station.
AUTO
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relief.
The District received a
Class 3 rating, which places
it in the top 10 percent of all
departments in the United
States. The Class 3 rating
applies to properties within
five miles of a recognized
fire station which includes
the stations located on Elm
Street in Sisters, Buffalo
Drive in Squaw Creek
Canyon Estates and the
Camp Sherman Fire Station.
The District’s previous rating
was a split rating of 4/8b with
properties having a higher
rating if they were located
more than 1,000 feet from
a fire hydrant. The new rat-
ing provides a flat rate for all
properties within five miles
of a fire station.
The District also received
a new rating for some prop-
erty owners whose homes
are located between five and
seven miles from a fire sta-
tion. Owners of these prop-
erties would have been rated
as a class 10 in the past. The
new rating is a 10W which
recognizes the Districts abil-
ity to reduce property loss
during a fire utilizing water
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The District was last
evaluated in 2013 and has
made significant improve-
ments since then. The
District expanded automatic
and mutual aid agreements
with Cloverdale and Black
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improved training programs
and staffing. The District also
received nearly maximum
points for its community risk
reduction programs.
Fire Chief Roger Johnson
said, “We are very excited
about our new rating and
how it may help the residents
of the District.” Johnson also
credited the partnerships
that were critical in receiv-
ing the improved rating, “We
have worked very closely
with our neighboring agen-
cies to improve services and
to integrate our emergency
response system.”
The City of Sisters and
other community water asso-
ciations were also a critical
factor in the rating. Forty
percent of the overall score is
based on the water supply in
the community. The new rat-
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