Barbara (Bobbi) Jean Loomis Enlow
Barbara “Bobbi” Jean (Loomis) Enlow, 86, passed away on May 7, 2012, at home in Sonoma, with her family at her side.
She was born on April 17, 1926, to Frederick (Fred) Biddle and Vera Jean Loomis in Fargo, N.D. Bobbi graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1944. While there she earned an intramural sports award and worked on the school's newspaper. In 1950, she graduated from North Dakota Agricultural College (Now called ND State University).
While still in college, she joined the Fargo Moorhead Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol and also began her flight training. After earning her private pilots certificate, she became an officer and pilot in CAP. Other hobbies she had in addition to flying were camping, swimming, gardening, photography, genealogy, crocheting, sewing and crafts.
Bobbi married John Charles Enlow on Sept. 18, 1951, in Fargo, N.D. She and John reared five children, Terri Ann, Sandra Joyce, David John, Charles Otto and Scott Robert. She has been a loving wife, mother, gramma, great-gramma, aunt, cousin and friend.
She was employed as a flight dispatcher at Dakota Skyways, a clerk at McKone Cigar Co. and teller for Gate City Saving and Loan Association in North Dakota. In Lihue, Hawaii, she was the Girl Scout field director for Kauai. In Minneapolis, Minn., she held a job as a clerk in admissions and records department of the University of Minnesota followed by teachers aide in the math and science departments of Apple Valley Middle School.
After John’s retirement from the FAA, they worked together managing a condominium building in Salt Lake City, Utah, and several U.S. Forest Service campgrounds in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada. After finally retiring, they continued fulltime RVing for several years, managing to visit all 50 states during their 57 years of married life.
Bobbi has been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since her baptism in Guam in 1962. She has served as the primary president, teacher, secretary, also pesident of the relief society, teacher in the Sunday schools, girls camp director and the family history consultant. She, John and their children were sealed together for eternity in the Hawaiian Temple in 1963.
Her husband, John Charles, preceded her in death on April 19, 2009.
She is survived by five children, Terri Ann Enlow Warrior, of Tempe, Ariz., Sandra Joyce Enlow Lowe (James), of San Jose, David John Enlow (Susan), of Corona, Charles Otto Enlow (Marie), of Sonoma, and Scott Robert Enlow, of Riverton, Utah. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 16280 La Gramma Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on the same day. Barbara will be laid to rest next to her husband, John, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95620.
The family respectfully requests that no one will wear black clothing to any of the services. This will be a celebration of life! Please wear Hawaiian print or the colorful clothes that you may have. Plus a big smile!
Arrangements under the direction of Duggan’s Mission Chapel, 525 W. Napa St., Sonoma, CA.
Inquiries can be made to them at 707-996-3655 or at www.duggansmissionchapel.com.
Duggan’s Mission Chapel
525 West Napa Street