Janet Enzmann, Island County Historical Society Archivist, Sno-Isle Library volunteer and all around generous, vivacious, and “in the know”, Coupeville resident passed away last night after a long illness.

Janet leaves her loving husband, George, and children, Heidi and Ed, behind, along with her grandchildren and the countless people on Whidbey Island who have loved her and counted on her tireless work as a historian and volunteer, and those who were her friends and neighbors.

Janet Enzmann – will be dearly missed.

Janet Enzmann portrait by Sarah Woehrman - painted in honor of Janet's tireless work as the archivist for the Island County Historical Society - Click on image to see more of Sarah's art.

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April 2010 - Janet admiring the coon cat sculpture placed in the Coupeville Library in her honor.

The Georgia Gerber cat sculpture was funded by the people of Coupeville and Whidbey Island.  And is mounted on Japanese black walnut table by Gary A Leake, funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library.

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A stack of books thanks Janet at her sculpture unveiling at the Coupeville Library

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Click to read about the Coupeville Library and the unveiling of Janet’s honorary cat at the library

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It was a FULL house at the Coupeville Library the day Janet Enzmann was honored with the unveiling of her Coon Cat.

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Janet – your generousness, your grace and your supreme power to bring people together, get things done for the benefit of all and act as our very own goodwill ambassador – will be remembered forever by all who knew you.

The new resident’s to Whidbey, and specifically Coupeville will have to take our word for it – Janet Enzmann was a great and graceful woman who would have come to your home to welcome you to town if she were still here.  Have no fear – surely Janet’s spirit will always be slipping in and out of our community, library and museum – when she is not going home to make George lunch.

Sympathies go out to Janet’s family!  Good bye Janet – you are, and always will be, deeply loved!

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