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Norma J. Enos

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff

Norma J. Enos, 63, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, July 7, 2012, after fighting a long battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be at a later date. Cremation has occurred.

She was born Aug. 24, 1948, and she lived most of her life on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

She graduated from Fremont County Valley High School and Lander Valley High School in 1966 and the business program at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kan. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.

She lived and worked in California and Alaska before moving to the Wind River Indian Reservation. She worked in several managerial and director positions for the tribes.

She was a caregiver for her mother for 10 years before her illness prevented her from caring for her mother. She created designs and sewed native dresses and quilts for family members.

Her family said she loved her son and grandchildren, and she was a generous and strong-willed woman.

She is survived by her son, Bryan Penatac; grandchildren Tyler Penatac, Daylin Penatac of Ethete and Rebecca Martinez of Casper; sister Patricia Bergie; brothers John Enos and Glenn Enos; uncle Starr Weed Sr.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Enos Enos; her mother, Barbara Enos; sister Janice Azbill; niece Cori Enos; nephews Tony Eagle, Allen Azbill, Marvin Azbill and Brandon Eagle; and grandparents Mary and Antoine Enos, and Jesse and Mildred Day.

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