Mildred ‘Millie’ Enger, of Oroville, died peacefully on Thursday, March 18, 2010 in Tonasket at the age of 94.
Millie was born on July 15, 1915 to Sigwart and Josephine Sundby in Park, Idaho. Millie married Norman Enger in 1933 and the family resided in Deary, Idaho with their son, Donald Richard Enger, until her husband’s retirement. In 1977 Norman and Millie moved to Oroville for a couple of years then headed to Hot Springs, Mont., in 1979. After the death of her husband, Millie returned to Oroville moving into the Oroville Garden Apartments, where she lived for almost 23 years.
Millie’s congestive heart failure grew harder to manage and due to health issues last summer, Millie moved into the North Valley Extended Care Nursing Home. Doctor’s said her heart was three times larger than normal – but for those who knew her, it was because her heart was filled with laughter and love, and a lot of stubborn.
Millie had a great sense of humor and was loved by all who knew her. Her favorite place to be was at Yo Yo’s Restaurant where she visited with her friends and drank the occasional “red beer.” She was known for her “white hair,” which she had all her life.
Millie was predeceased by her husband Norman in 1987; and her son, Don, in 1995.
She is survived by four grandchildren: Nikki Keith (Mike), Hiedi Mack (Tom), Tonia Enger and Marcie Barker (Rick); her six great-grandchildren: Dakota and Kaiden Keith, Dalton and Levi Mack, and Dustin (Coco) and Denai (Bill) Mattheis; her great-great-grandson Ludovic Barker; her daughter-in-law, Kathy (Bob) Melanson; and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
A celebration of Millie’s life will take place at Yo Yo’s Restaurant on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 2 p.m. At the request of family donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank all those residents of Oroville who were a big part of Millie’s life. Thank you for all the trips to the grocery store, to the doctor, for the great meals or just for the time spent with her making her laugh.
Rest in Peace Grandma – We love you.