Douglas Hamilton Eno
Douglas “Doug” Hamilton Eno passed away peacefully on August 24, 2022, after a brief illness. Doug was born in Boise, Idaho, on September 16, 1926, to Edgar and Gail (Saunders) Eno. His younger years were spent primarily in Boise County and before being drafted in 1944, he attended Boise High School. Doug was a World War II veteran, having fought in Okinawa under the U.S. Army’s 20th Armored Group, 718th Amphibious Tractor Battalion and following the war served in the Occupation of Japan and then in Korea. After being discharged from the U.S. Army, he attended Idaho State College and after graduation spent some time working for Morrison-Knudson, the U.S. Forest Service, and working on a gold dredge. By the late 1940s, he started a long career working in the logging and lumber industries. After retiring from that line of work and never being one to sit still, he began an 18-year career with the Bureau of Land Management and then the General Services Administration, finally retiring for good in 1997.
Doug worked hard, was loyal, and was extremely conscientious in whatever the task. His positive attitude and wide breadth of knowledge and experience made him a practical problem solver who focused on finding solutions, rather than trying to assign blame.
Doug’s primary hobby was work . . . that was just who he was. However, when he did have some free time, he delved into woodworking, metal working, remodeling of rental property, and his lifelong passion of photography. Doug was also an acknowledged connoisseur of all things sweet and all things vanilla; preferably both.
He was known for his sense of humor, especially for being a tease, and for the unconditional support he gave to his family. Douglas was also an excellent example of what it means to be called to serve as a Christian and someone with a true servant’s heart.
Douglas was preceded in death by his parents Edgar and Gail, and siblings Faunele (Eno) Casner, Roger, Frank, and Bette (Eno) Turner.
Doug is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara (Foote), siblings Lawrence and Mary, daughters LeAnn Abell (Tom), Gwendolynn Boyle, and Marlene Eno-Hendren (David), and son Andrew (Joy). He is also survived by his grandchildren: Alexander, Annalynn, Logan, Megan, Amelia, and Anthoney.
As a longtime resident of Boise County and the Boise area, he lived a long and full life and will be greatly missed by all.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr. in Garden City. A committal service with military honors will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, September 19, 2022 at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 N. Horseshoe Bend Rd. in Boise.
To watch the committal service, please visit:https://vimeo.com/751380288
In remembrance of Doug’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made the the Mountain States Children’s Home: http://www.msch.org
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.