Elena Enos

Obituary of Elena Ann Enos

Artist, Elena Enos, age 55, passed away in Bellingham, WA on October 25, 2018. Elena was born on June 6, 1963 in San Luis Obispo to Richard and Violet Enos. She earned both a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from San Jose State University. Elena  got married to Ed Schmid on the beach in Cayucos, California during the Vernal Equinox of 2001. Together they raised two wonderful children Ailia and Milo. 


Elena loved communing with nature in all forms, flowers were especially dear to her heart. Music filled her world. She relished Mexican food and culture. Elena played tennis, volleyball, and enjoyed word puzzles. She relaxed with Jeopardy and Ellen, and absolutely loved her pets.


In addition to a fulfilling career as a paraeducator in The Bellingham School District, Elena was a passionate artist. She had energy to burn, and loved working with kids and adults alike. Elena was a painter, glassblower, beadmaker, and a mixed-media specialist with a fantastic sense of color. With a brilliant smile, infectious laugh, and genuine giving soul Elena touched so many lives, locally, and around the world. We will miss her dearly.


Elena is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Ed Schmid, daughter Ailia, son Milo, sisters Leslie, Marla, & Mona, as well as numerous nieces & nephews.


A Celebration of Elena’s Life will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018, 1:00pm at Moles Farewell Tributes, 2465 Lakeway Dr. Bellingham. Reception to follow.