Enis Inez Gentry, 82, left this world a little better because she lived a life of love and service. Inez loved with her whole heart for her whole life.
She passed away on Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012 at her daughter’s home surrounded by the love of her two daughters Kaye and Noelene.
Inez was born Aug. 27, 1930 in Hayworth, Okla. She attended school in Oklahoma before marrying her cowboy, Wayne Noel Gentry, Dec. 10, 1947 in Valiant, Okla. They were married for 58 years. They moved to Lakeview in 1947 where they lived their lives ranching. Inez had an amazing green thumb; she could grow anything!
She was an outstanding homemaker, seamstress and loved her family; always putting them first. Her greatest joy was to cook for her family and all sit around the dining room table and feast! Everyday was Thanksgiving with Inez. She often was knee deep in cooking for many during brandings.
She had a deep rooted faith in her Heavenly Father. She retired from Lake District Hospital after 28 years of service as a dietary cook.
She made everyone in her family look good. Inez, “Nana” and Mom will be missed by all the lives she touched here on earth.
She was preceded in death by husband Wayne; son Brad; parents.
Inez is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Kaye and Lyle Cory of Klamath Falls and Noelene and Jim Watts of Bly; brothers and sisters-in-law Floyd and Norma Jones of Moses Lake, Wash. and Bobby and Billie Jones of Milwaukie; sister and brother-in-law Loretta and Homer Smith of Milwaukie; grandchildren and spouses Tina and Phillip Gray of Central Point, Shannon and Mike Kappas of Klamath Falls, Cody and Amanda Cory of Bonanza, Jimmy and Marcy Watts of Tigard, Jamie and Jason Norton of Klamath Falls, Jessie Gentry of Medford and Ashley Gentry of Elgin; great-grandchildren Logan and Kayden Kappas, Madalyn and Cady Cory, Brady, Parker and Ryder Watts, Caleb Norton and Mckenna Gentry; numerous nieces and nephews; Special friend Ray Paxton.
A service honoring the lives of Inez, Wayne and Brad will be held in the spring.
Contributions in Inez’s memory may be sent to the Lake County Home Health and hospice, 700 S. H St., Lakeview 97630 or to a charity of the donor‘ choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements