Enes H. Smith
Enes H. Smith, 73, passed away on September 9, 2020. Enes and his twin brother, Ellis, were born December 24, 1946 to Harry and Marjorie Smith in Minot, North Dakota. The family moved from North Dakota to Nampa, Idaho, in 1948, and then to Ontario, Oregon in 1960, where he graduated from Ontario High School in 1965. Enes graduated with a bachelors in English and master of science in criminology, psychology and correctional administration from Western Oregon University. He began his career as a police officer with Linn County and from there went on to ascend the ranks at Springfield, Eugene and Prineville police departments. He held the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. Enes was a motorcycle officer, homicide detective, SWAT leader and was an integral part of a federal drug task force in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties. He later went on to be Police Chief for Madras Police Department and then the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Police Department.
Enes was a published author of eight books, including the Cold River Rising series. In addition to being an accomplished author, he was an educator, trainer and professional public speaker.
He loved reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends. He was very close with his sisters and brother and always enjoyed being with them. The joy of his life was his grandchildren, they will all miss him. He will live on for them in the great stories told by family and his close friends.
Enes is survived by sisters, Elaine Covert and husband, John, and Ellen Ford and husband, Bill; twin brother, Ellis Smith; and their families. He is also survived by his son; three daughters; and 10 grandchildren: Tony and his wife, Brenda, grandchildren Justin, Samantha and Gwyn; daughter, Melissa and granddaughters, Hunter and Halle; daughter, Maddie and husband, Blake and grandchildren, Sean and Josephine; daughter, Dani and husband, Alan and grandchildren, AJ, Austin and Amelia.
There will be a private memorial on September 24 followed by a procession to a Celebration of Life. A full memorial will be held with family next spring. Other arrangements are under the direction of Autumn Funerals, Bend. Donations in Enes' name may be made to the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation: www.oregonfallenbadge.com
In his own words, "Every moment spent with my family and friends is a gift to me."