Marvin Alan Enes


(Sept. 2003)

Marvin Alan Enes, 56, died unexpectedly at his home in Powell this week.

"Marv" was born Nov. 24, 1946, in Lovell to Kenneth and Elizabeth Enes of Byron. He attended grade school and graduated from high school in Byron where he enjoyed playing sports and excelled in art classes.

After graduation, he attended the University of Wyoming for a year and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served as a medic during his active tour of duty in Vietnam. For his service in southeast Asia, he received the Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Medical Badge. He was honorably discharged in 1968.

He married Diane Crocker in 1971. They lived in Lolo, Mont., where he pursued a career as a western artist. The couple had three sons, Seth, Erin and Collin.

Seth and his wife Tricia live in Missoula, Mont. Seth was Marv's favorite hunting and fishing partner, and he was so proud of Seth's career at Sun Mountain Sports.

Erin (wife Chelsea) followed in his father's footsteps and is proudly serving in the U.S. Army. Erin and Chelsea provided Marv with his two-fold pride and joy, grandson Brice and granddaughter Bailey.

Marv and Diane's youngest son Collin amazed his father with his dedication to schooling and is currently a senior at the University of Montana.

Marv moved to Wyoming and began working for Woodcraft LLC of Lovell. He has been employed at Aldrich's Lumber in Powell for the past three years.

He loved the outdoors of Montana and Wyoming, which he included in many of his paintings. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was famous for his barbecued chicken at family dinners.

In addition to his sons, he is survived by his mother, Bettee Enes of Rocky Mountain Manor in Powell; sisters Elaine Wirth (husband Steve) of Wapiti and Alana VanGrinsven (husband Tim) of Powell.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth; and sister, Shannon.

Graveside services will be held at the Byron Cemetery Monday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m.

Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.