Dr. Schuyler Enochs

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Dr. Schuyler Ryan Enochs
October 3, 1933 - September 19, 2015
Dr. Schuyler Ryan Enochs of Caldwell died at home of cancer on September 19, 2015. He was 81 years old.
Born in Gilroy, California in 1933, Schuyler moved at age 7 with his parents, Herbert and Zelda, and his sister, Dorothy, to Caldwell when his father took a job at the Pieters-Wheeler Seed Company. When Schuyler was 14, he saw the movie Stallion Road starring Ronald Reagan, and knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. He graduated from Caldwell High School in 1951, entered the University of Idaho as a pre-vet student, and graduated from Washington State University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1957. After working as a veterinarian in Homedale and Burley, Schuyler started his own practice in 1963: the Caldwell Veterinary Hospital on the corner of South 10th and Ustick. Schuyler once said that starting a business from scratch was "not the smartest thing I have ever done." Nonetheless, through hard work he built a successful practice and enjoyed the respect of his peers, serving as President of the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association from 1972-1973 and President of the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce from 1981-1982. Schuyler typically worked what seemed like 8 days a week, treating small animals at the clinic and large animals throughout the southwestern corner of Idaho and as far away as Jordan Valley.
While studying veterinary medicine at WSU, Schuyler met and married fellow student Suzanne Johnson of Parma. Suzanne saw Schuyler through his early years as a veterinarian and helped him establish his practice. Together they had two sons, Ken and Karl. In 1967, Schuyler married Lou Ann Olson Bauscher, whose son Brett was 2 at the time. Schuyler lost his youngest son, Karl, to AIDS in 1994. This inspired Lou Ann to become an AIDS awareness advocate and Schuyler a gay rights advocate, which led to his election to the Idaho Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union. Schuyler and Lou Ann were married for 32 years, until her untimely death in 2000. They enjoyed annual trips to the Oregon Coast, working on their beautiful gardens and home on Pleasant Ridge west of Caldwell, and entertaining numerous friends and family there.
In 1996, Schuyler retired from practice as a veterinarian. His goal all along had been to have a healthy retirement, and for nearly 20 years he did. In the final two decades of his life, Schuyler continued to improve his home, adding on to his sunroom, and building a deck and giant garage. He did much of the work himself with the help of just a couple of friends. At age 70, he took up farming, having found no renter for his farmland that year.
But it wasn't all work. For fun, Schuyler liked to ride his big motorcycle around the West, ski at Bogus, meet his mates for coffee at Sunrise, and dance at the Eagles Lodge in Boise. At one of these dances, Schuyler met Mary Cook of Boise, who was his loving companion for 14 years. Together they toured the world, traveling to countless destinations on over 20 overseas trips. In Schuyler's final days, he liked to tell his friends and family that he had a wonderful life. Indeed, he did.
Schuyler is survived by his sister, Dorothy Edmonston, of Santa Cruz, California; companion Mary Cook; son, Ken Enochs, a teacher in Tokyo, and daughter-in-law Dawn Matus; stepson, Brett Bauscher, who followed in Schuyler's footsteps as a veterinarian in Caldwell, and daughter-in-law Suzanne Bauscher; and grandchildren, Ryan Bauscher and Ava and Aidan Matus-Enochs.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Caldwell Elks Lodge #1448, where Schuyler was a member for over 50 years, on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 from 4-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Schuyler's memory to the "Greatest Need Endowment Fund for Southwest Idaho" at the Idaho Community Foundation (www.idcomfdn.org/funds/swgreatest).
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Sept. 22, 2015
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