ENOCH, Margery Ellen (Trively)
Margery Ellen Trively Enoch went home to our Lord January 22, 2018. Margery was a member of the Greatest Generation. Her life was exemplified by determination and perseverance applied with a loving touch.
Born on April Fools, April 1, 1925, the eldest of four girls born to Bernice Fichter Trively and Rolland Austin Trively, Margery grew up on a farm in Randolph, Iowa. At age 11, during the Great Depression, she left home to care for her grandmother. Always well organized, Margery, in addition to her care-giver duties, lettered in basketball all four of her high school years. On graduation, at the invitation of the high school principal, she moved to Wichita, Kansas, took a secretarial position, supporting the war effort at Boeing, and completed her business college degree.
With success at Boeing, Margery remained in Wichita after the war. She was introduced by a mutual friend to Army Air Corps test pilot, Donald Kirk Enoch, who had recently returned home to help in the family business, Wichita Brush & Chemical Co. They were married December 1, 1946. Both their business and their family grew. In addition to working long hours at Wichita Brush, and raising four children, Margery was always active in Wichita, serving the community in several volunteer roles, including president of the Chapter GN, Kansas, P.E.O. and the Wichita Chapter of Soroptimist International, president of the Kansas Diabetes Association, and as a founder, long-time member, and officer of the Double Ring Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church. In 1969/1970, she was First Lady of Wichita as her husband served as Mayor.
Margery was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 64 years, Don, her sister Mary Louise Trively Hansel, and her son, Dr. Rolland Kirk Enoch (well-respected family physician in Wichita). She is survived by her daughter in law, Elizabeth Davis Enoch; her sons and daughter, Craig and wife, Kay, and Mark and wife Patti, and Dawn Enoch Moore and husband Steve Moore; many grandchildren, Anne and husband Troy Wallace, Matthew, Sarah and husband Larry White, Gates and wife Kelli, Emily, Brett Moore and wife Courtney, Kathryn and husband Hunter Welch, Preston, Blair Moore Raggio and husband Daniel, and Brooke Moore; and three great-grandchildren, Landon, Elizabeth and Jack.
Margery and Don will be interred together. Memorial services will be held on February 24, 2018, 1:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway, Wichita, Kansas.
Margery's family wishes to thank the wonderful and caring staff of Larksfield in Wichita, Kansas, and Edgemere of Dallas, for their care provided to Grammy during her final years. In lieu of flowers, contributions to any chapter of the American Diabetes Association would be deeply appreciated.
Margery's family is so very thankful to the Lord for her long life. As children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of the Greatest Generation, we pray for God's grace and strength to follow their remarkable examples.
FEB 24. 1:00 PM (CST)
First United Methodist (Wichita, KS)
330 North Broadway