Betty Jane (Person) Enzminger passed into the arms of Jesus on Aug. 22, 2020, at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho. She was surrounded by the family that loved her.
Betty was born in Columbus, Neb., Sept. 25, 1924, the only child to Henry and Ina (Mahood) Person. She attended Columbus schools, graduating as valedictorian of her class in 1942. She then attended one year of college at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., then attended the University of Nebraska School of Nursing, graduating in 1946. She was also a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps, supporting the war effort.
In November 1946, she married Kenneth A. Enzminger, who was serving in the U.S. Navy. They eventually had four children, and the family followed him throughout his 32-year career to Navy bases in Texas, Florida, Rhode Island, California and, lastly, Washington state, where they retired in 1978.
Betty worked at Family Medicine Clinic in Oak Harbor, Wash., for doctors Teays, Howe and Knaack. For 20 years she thoroughly enjoyed her work and loved the patients. She retired in 1983 having put all four of her children through college.
After retirement, Ken and Betty enjoyed traveling to places like Hawaii, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. After Ken’s death in 2014, Betty moved to Idaho Falls to be near her daughters, Michele Lind and Kerry Buell.
Betty is survived by her four children, Michele Lind (Hilary), David Enzminger, of Renton, Wash., Kerry Buell (Robert), and Kevin Enzminger (Debra), of Yakima, Wash. She has nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Her ashes will be interred at the Tahoma National Military Cemetery (WA) with her husband.
Betty was everybody’s mom and gramma. She loved people; she knew no strangers. She was sharp, witty and had a keen sense of humor. She was active, swimming at a water aerobics class three days a week.
When she passed, she took some sunshine from the world, but we think she left more than she took.
The family would like to give special thanks to Aspen Home Health and Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot for their incredible, kind and compassionate care.