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George Ennis

Passed Away on July 26, 2018


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George Eugene “Rip” Ennis, 84, passed away July 26, 2018 after a long battle with cancer, in Gilbert, AZ.

George was born in 1934 in Martinsville, Indiana. He was the son of the late Henry Edwin Ennis of Martinsville, IN and the late Ivanelle Groseclose McCarty of Illinois. George attended Martinsville High School Class of 1951, following graduation, George served with the US Navy during the Korean War.

He was an Arizona resident for 46 years and was the small business owner of Ennis Enterprises. “Rip” enjoyed exploring the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends. He was a member of the VFW Post 7968 of Apache Junction.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Lola K. Eichinger Ennis of Arizona, children: Debra (David) Doty of Texas, Sandra Gobin of New Hampshire, Kim Colwell of Indiana, Sharon Pitchford of Arizona, Candy Hare of Colorado, Gary (Debbie) Cuthbertson of Colorado, and Dean (Wendy) Cuthbertson of Arizona. He is also survived by brothers: Bill McCarty of Idaho and Stan McCarty of Tennessee, sisters: Anna Sinnet of Indiana and Sharon Colmone of Illinois. George “Rip” had 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son Robert D. Ennis of New Hampshire, brother Henry Edwin Ennis Jr. of Arizona, and sister Minnie Mabel Reynolds of Indiana.

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  1. Lola says:

    You will be missed by me forever. I love you so much

  2. Sharon says:

    He was the best dad any daughter could want ..and taught all of us what love was.

  3. Shere McCarty- Hale says:

    Uncle Rip thanks for making time to be a part of our lives as you did for sooo many others! I will cherish the memories around the campfire when I was little, All the big hugs and kisses, and my most favorite is being with you to complete your bucket list of white water rafting and zip lining!! I love you so much and you will forever be in my heart.

  4. David Doty says:

    You were special in my life as you were there for us growing up. You will be greatly missed and loved by me.

  5. David Doty says:

    You were a;ways there for us growing up. You will be missed by me very much. Always have a special place in my heart.

  6. Sandra gobin says:

    I love you and will miss you
    You have always been there for me no matter what I wish I could express how much you will be missed miles apart you were always my rock I could pick up the phone and you would always put a smile back on my face you held that special place in my heart from the time I was born till the time you left us and I know you will always be walking beside me till I get to wrap my arms around you again
    I Love You Dad
    Sandy

  7. Sharon says:

    We love you, Brother. The times we were able to spend together are good memories that will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will miss you !!
    Lola, you were the love and joy of Rip’s life. Keeping you and all of the family in our thoughts and prayers always.
    Sis and Joe
    Nieces and Nephews

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George Ennis

Passed Away on July 26, 2018


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George Eugene “Rip” Ennis, 84, passed away July 26, 2018 after a long battle with cancer, in Gilbert, AZ.

George was born in 1934 in Martinsville, Indiana. He was the son of the late Henry Edwin Ennis of Martinsville, IN and the late Ivanelle Groseclose McCarty of Illinois. George attended Martinsville High School Class of 1951, following graduation, George served with the US Navy during the Korean War.

He was an Arizona resident for 46 years and was the small business owner of Ennis Enterprises. “Rip” enjoyed exploring the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends. He was a member of the VFW Post 7968 of Apache Junction.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Lola K. Eichinger Ennis of Arizona, children: Debra (David) Doty of Texas, Sandra Gobin of New Hampshire, Kim Colwell of Indiana, Sharon Pitchford of Arizona, Candy Hare of Colorado, Gary (Debbie) Cuthbertson of Colorado, and Dean (Wendy) Cuthbertson of Arizona. He is also survived by brothers: Bill McCarty of Idaho and Stan McCarty of Tennessee, sisters: Anna Sinnet of Indiana and Sharon Colmone of Illinois. George “Rip” had 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son Robert D. Ennis of New Hampshire, brother Henry Edwin Ennis Jr. of Arizona, and sister Minnie Mabel Reynolds of Indiana.

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7 responses to “George Ennis”

  1. Lola says:

    You will be missed by me forever. I love you so much

  2. Sharon says:

    He was the best dad any daughter could want ..and taught all of us what love was.

  3. Shere McCarty- Hale says:

    Uncle Rip thanks for making time to be a part of our lives as you did for sooo many others! I will cherish the memories around the campfire when I was little, All the big hugs and kisses, and my most favorite is being with you to complete your bucket list of white water rafting and zip lining!! I love you so much and you will forever be in my heart.

  4. David Doty says:

    You were special in my life as you were there for us growing up. You will be greatly missed and loved by me.

  5. David Doty says:

    You were a;ways there for us growing up. You will be missed by me very much. Always have a special place in my heart.

  6. Sandra gobin says:

    I love you and will miss you
    You have always been there for me no matter what I wish I could express how much you will be missed miles apart you were always my rock I could pick up the phone and you would always put a smile back on my face you held that special place in my heart from the time I was born till the time you left us and I know you will always be walking beside me till I get to wrap my arms around you again
    I Love You Dad
    Sandy

  7. Sharon says:

    We love you, Brother. The times we were able to spend together are good memories that will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will miss you !!
    Lola, you were the love and joy of Rip’s life. Keeping you and all of the family in our thoughts and prayers always.
    Sis and Joe
    Nieces and Nephews

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