Tresa Earleen Enders, 50
Tresa Earleen Enders, 50, of Mountain Home, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home.
The first daughter to Kenneth and Ann Hall, Tresa was born Dec. 3, 1962, in Harrison, Ark.
A 1981 graduate of Flippin High School, Tresa worked for the State of Arkansas for a number of years. Tresa married her husband Doug on Nov. 20, 1993. Together they had a beautiful daughter, Kacie, on July 8, 2000.
After Kacie was born she decided to continue her education and received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in education from Arkansas State University-Jonesboro . She was in the process of working on her second Master's degree at the time of her death.
Tresa was a teacher at the Mountain Home Alternative School for the 2008-09 school year, where she led several students toward graduation or their GEDs, as well as encouraged them to pursue their post secondary school education. Tresa realized while teaching at the Mountain Home Junior High that she had found her dream job. She came home every night so excited to be working with such wonderful children and staff.
In her personal time, Tresa enjoyed spending her days on any body of water -- whether it be on Lake Norfork relaxing with her family and friends or on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Daytona or Hawaii, where she made her most cherished memories. The only thing she loved more than the aquatic life was her family, friends and students.
Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Doug Enders, of Mountain Home; three children, Justin Tolliver, of Mountain Home, Preston Tolliver, of Huntsville, and Kacie Enders, of Mountain Home; two sisters, Lisa (Phil) Munnerlyn of Cotter and Marcella (James) Grant of Puyallup, Wash.; brother Michael (Teresa) Hall of Harrison; grandmother Retha Mae Hall of Yellville; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents
Tresa will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, teacher and friend.
Visitation will be held from 12 -9 PM Friday, August 30, 2013 at Roller Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5-7 PM. Funeral services , conducted by Bishop Sam Seamans will be held 10 AM Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Roller Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Wickersham Cemetery in Yellville. After the interment there will be a celebration of life with the gathering of family and friends at a location and time to be announced. Serving as pallbearers are Dr. Lonnie Myers, Ron Czantskowski, David Luttrell, David Humphreys , Alvin Brewer and Mark Walter.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mountain Home Educational Foundation.
Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home. Please visit our online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Published in Baxter Bulletin from Aug. 29 to Aug. 31, 2013