Former Kenai Peninsula resident Dorothy June (Palmer) Enzler of Myrtle Point, Ore., died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. She was 89.
Family and friends will gather at the Coquille River, at a later date, to scatter her ashes as she requested.
Mrs. Enzler was born on June 9, 1924 in Coquille, Ore. The youngest of seven children, her father, a minister, died when she was 4 and the family moved to Eugene, Ore., where she grew up.
In 1944, while a student at San Jose Bible College, she met and married Warren Enzler. They moved to Alaska in 1951, where they raised their family. They homesteaded in Ridgeway, later moving to Nikiski.
Dorothy was the librarian at Wildwood Army/Air Force Station until it closed and then worked for the State of Alaska. She was a member of the Kenai Christian Church, Kenai Homemakers Club, and a 4-H teacher.
After a vehicle accident in 2002, Warren and Dorothy moved to Myrtle Point to be near their daughter. (Warren died in 2007.) After a heart attack in 2010, Dorothy moved to Havens Adult Foster Home in Myrtle Point, where she passed away in her sleep.
Mrs. Enzler was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Enzler; son, Harold Enzler; and grandson, Ron Hills.
She is survived by daughters, Sue Stock of Johnson City, Tenn., Peggy Todnem of Powers, Ore., and Lois Dennett of Federal Way, Wash.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary in Coos Bay, Ore.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Apr. 11, 2014
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