Bradley Denver Enright

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January 30, 1946 – January 28, 2014.

The funeral service for Denver Enright, 67, of Timber Lake was Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Timber Lake Community Center with Pastor Bryce Schaffer of New Hope Church officiating. Burial was in the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Denver passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Bradley Denver Enright was born January 30, 1946 to Bryce and LeVera (Milliken) Enright. He grew up north of Timber Lake, attended Long Butte country school for 8 years, and graduated from Timber Lake High School in 1964. He married Adele Thompson on June 5, 1965. Denver was first and always a rancher and a cowboy and one of his most loved jobs was the years he spent working with Pat and Garnet Peterson riding the Grand River range. During his life Denver did many different things in addition to ranching. He was parts man for Timber Lake Motors and for Biegler's NAPA Store, worked at Timber Lake Cheese Company, was employed by Corson County Highway Dept., was a certified law officer serving as Chief of Police for the City of Timber Lake and Deputy Dewey County Sheriff. He was also caretaker at the Little Moreau Park for several years He served on the Timber Lake School Board and the Timber Lake City Council. Denver attended auctioneer school in 1974 and truly loved the sale barns and livestock auctions. He was a South Dakota brand inspector for 30 years and was named South Dakota Brand Inspector of the Year in 2005. He loved rodeo and horse events, team roping best of all. He may have loved old man's breakaway roping even more as he traveled with Marvin Gill all over the state and they had a blast! Denver spent many hours in the practice arena with his sons, and later with his grandchildren, and while there was some screaming and cursing involved, he was very proud of all of them. Denver had cancer in 2007 and again in 2013. He struggled this past year but made many new friends during day long chemo treatments at Cancer Center of Aberdeen. He was a man of many interests and while he was sick, he took up photography, changed his gardening to containers and grew a bumper crop of tomatoes which he made into salsa. He was able to read history, cook once in a while and attend the grandkids’ Standing Rock rodeos. He got to meet and bond with Hayden Roy "Cactus Jack" Neuheisel, his greatgrandson born February 20, 2013. After he was very sick, he decided to go to church and gave his heart to God, becoming a member of the New Hope Church of Timber Lake. His time left on earth was made easier by visits and phone calls with Pastor Bryce and the prayers of those who loved him. He was able to stay at home with the help of West Winds Home Health, and Gary and Ramona Simon, Kendra and Justin Enright and his sons and families. He looked forward to visits from friends and enjoyed having grandchildren Sierra and J.D. and their friends around so he could fuss at them. Denver is survived by his wife of 48 years, Adele; son Richard Enright and children Sierra and J.D.; son Mitchell (Colette) Enright and their daughters, Erin (Elliot) Neuheisel and Haley Enright; great-grandson Hayden Neuheisel; a brother, Rod (Mavis) Enright; stepmother Alice Enright; two step-brothers— Curtis (Sue) Witte and Roger (Samantha) Witte; four step-sisters— Leann (Vern) Hintz, Lynn Hayward, Roxie (Craig) Hanson and Sherry Witte; many cousins, aunts and uncles and his Thompson-in-laws, Corinna Thompson, Vicky (Harold) Waterland, and Bub (D'Anne) Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryce and LeVera, his in-laws, Irvin and Marian Thompson, and his brother-in-law, Earl Thompson. (Adele Enright’s address is PO Box 14, Timber Lake, SD 57656.)
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