Ena Aline Disney, 94, died
Sunday, June 5, 2011, in Weiser, Idaho. She was born March 7, 1917,
twin daughter of Elwin Monroe Lewis and wife Nellie May (Pardun)
Lewis in Washington County, Iowa.
During her early years she and her twin sister, Una Irene Lewis
sang for church programs, school activities, and for the opening of
the new Post Office in Wellman.
Ena graduated from Washington High School in May 1935 with honors
in typing and was presented a pin for her achievement. She was also
recognized as High Student in her class as a Sophomore.
Ena married Richard C. (Dick) Disney on July 4, 1937. Dick was an
industrious, honest, compassionate and loving husband. They
celebrated their 65 wedding anniversary on July 4, 2002. They had
one son Richard E. Disney of Weiser, Idaho, four grandsons Richard
Alan Disney of Reno, Nevada, Ryan Earl Disney of Sacramento,
California, twins Reed Alan Disney of Meridian Idaho, Roy Stephen
Disney of Uba City, California, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Ena worked as a legal Executive secretary for 32 years
including 12 years for the Keokuk County Attorney and was a Notary
Public for years. She was elected to the Republican Central
Committee two years, the Republican County Convention three times
and helped campaign for Charles Grassley our current United States
Ena won 2nd place in the 125th
Sesquicentennial in the Anniversary Belles Old Fashioned Style Show
held August 13, 1969 in the Courtyard, Sigourney, making her own
yellow taffeta dress as was required by the committee.
Ena was a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil
War 1861 – 1865, was awarded a Certificate of Honorable Recognition
for the poem she sent to the National Department on the Constitution
“200” Year contest held at the National Convention in Spokane,
Washington. She served as president of our local Isabelle Higgins
Tent #37 for 18 years, and was president of our local chapter when
we celebrated our 50th Anniversary on March 22, 1976 here
in Sigourney. She was elected president 3 times to the Department
(State), and 3 times to Department Chief-of Staff. She crocheted 3
afghans for the Iowa State Convention. Ena was the granddaughter of
two Civil War Veterans namely: Abraham Pardun and Jerome Monroe
She was member of the Methodist Church and the Sigourney
Women’s Club – Music Division for many years. Ena had resided in
Weiser, Idaho, by her son since 2008.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband
Richard C. (Dick) Disney on August 8, 2002, 3 brothers, Everette,
William, and Bernard Lewis, 4 sisters Phebe Maie Hines, Retha Leona
Lewis, Vida Ferne Lewis, and her twin Una Irene
June 15, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Holm Funeral Home Sigourney, Iowa
Visitation: Wednesday 11:00 A.M. until service time.
Burial: Keota Cemetery, Keota. Iowa