Laverne Enzminger was born October 4, 1937 in Streeter, North Dakota to Adam
and Christina (Schmeer) Enzminger. Their
family moved to Idaho when Gene was about nine years old where he spent the
remainder of his life in Star, Eagle, Garden City, and finally in Middleton,
and his wife Belva had many happy years together and were parents of a son
Randy, son Darrell (Lisa), daughter Michelle (Randy), daughter Cheryl aka Pepsi
(Gale) and daughter Misty (Todd). His
dear grandchildren are Shelby, Jessica, Ashley, Julia Emily, Nadine, August,
Ethan and great grandchildren, Ella May and Trinidy.
was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Christina Enzminger, his wife
Belva, granddaughters, Heidi and Kasandra, great grandson Stanley and an infant
son Ronnie. He was also preceded in death by his sister Darlene Enzminger
children remember him as the hardest of workers. He would get the family up
before dawn, drive to the mountains, chop down the forest for a cord of wood
and be back home before noon to mow their one acre yard. Their dad instilled
this work ethic in to his children and took great pride in his work. He held
jobs a Kwick Kafe Vending, and Zamzows early in his life. He also worked at
Overhead Door for many years with his brother Gary and ended with his
retirement from Curtis Maintenance.
is described by his children (and all who knew him) as being goofy and lovable.
He was a great handy man who could fix or build anything. He was full of
energy, did not like to sit still and was always willing to help anyone.
in his life he remarried to Connie Jo Walden Foster, a friend from their teen
years after a continued friendship through the years with Connie’s family from
the Star area. Gen and Connie spent their years together living in Middleton
where Gene enjoyed time with his family, going to church, and visiting with a
multitude of friends. He loved riding his bike, walking, taking excellent care
of his yard and spending time with his dog Sassy. His garage was the “hang out”
for Gene and Sassy. She was always out with him while he did his chores or
is survived by Connie Jo, and her children, Teresa Peterson White (Mike), JoAnn
Peterson Farrell (Mike), Ron Peterson (Jane), Paul Peterson (Laura), Robin
Foster, Rebecca Foster Troxell, Steve Foster (Jolinda) and her grandchildren
and great grandchildren.
is also survived by his sisters and brother, Ellen Bradley (Tempe, AZ), Luella
Rowe (Caldwell, ID), Helen Morisette (Gerry) of Meridian, Harold Enzminger
(Pattie) of Emmett and Gary Enzminger (Judy) of Star. He is also survived by
many nephews, nieces and a lifetime accumulation of friends throughout the
valley. I don’t believe he ever knew a stranger. He always had a smile, a
twinkle in his eye and a hug or handshake when greeting someone. Gen was
enjoyed and loved by many and we will miss him.
graveside service will be held on Monday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at Dry Creek