Ruth L. Ensign

04/11/1927 - 02/25/2018
Service Date: 03/02/2018
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Phoenix Revival Center, 2101 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, Arizona
Interment: East Resthaven Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona

Ruth Louise Ensign entered her rest peacefully on the morning of February 25th, 2018 in Mesa Arizona at age 90. Ruth is survived by her 5 children, Kathleen Kesler (Mike Kesler) Karen Woody (Ris Woody), Sherrill Suarez, Kenny Lyons and Lois Kirtley (Arthur Kirtley) as well as her 95 Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Walter Ensign, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and her parents.

Ruth was born on April 11, 1927 to Arthur and Pearl Wellman in Canton, Ohio. She graduated May 24, 1945 from Canton Township High school. She married James R Lyons on June 22, 1946 and started a family; Kathy, Karen and Sherrill. The family moved to Arizona in 1953 and completed the remainder of the family with Kenny and Lois. In February of 1958 Ruth was baptized at West Phoenix United Pentecostal Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, sunday school bus driver and shared her love for God.

Ruth and her husband of 28 years owned and operated 2 nursing facilities in South Phoenix where she was a hard working woman caring for others.

Over time Ruth moved to Chandler Arizona and became the Director of Gilbert Senior Center in Gilbert, AZ. In 1992 Ruth married her High school sweetheart Walter Ensign in Mesa, Arizona. As the years went by Ruth enjoyed her Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Great Great Grandchildren.  Ruth made sure everyone felt her love. 

A Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 1st at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive in Mesa; Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 2nd at Phoenix Revival Center, 2101 W. Encanto Blvd in Phoenix.

 

 

 

Condolences

  • You will live on Grandma, in all of us 95 Grandchildren. You were an Angel to us all and I will have you in my heart forever. Thank you for showing me how to love, how to forgive, how to be a better person. I love you so much. ❤

  • So very sorry for everyone’s loss she was a awesome lady

  • GERTRUDE BURNSIDE

    IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE KNOWN YOU. YOU DID ENRICH MY LIFE. GOD DID AND SHALL CONTINUE TO BLESS YOUR FAMILY

  • GERTRUDE BURNSIDE

    MY LOVE AND CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY

  • Tami Holman Tompkins

    I am so very sorry for the loss of Grandma Ruth. Even though we weren’t related, she wanted us to call her Grandma Ruth. We gladly did. We loved her so much. When I got married, I gladly asked her to be my grandma in my wedding as my own grandma couldn’t be there. It was an honor. She wrote me a letter after my mom had passed away. I will treasure that letter always. She will be missed very much.

  • My deep condolences to the Ensign family,
    I was really touched by the loss of your loved one. When a precious loved one falls asleep in death, it brings to mind God’s precious son Jesus. It is comforting to note how he viewed death. I would like to share it with you from the gift that the Most High God has given to each & everyone of us. His written word the Bible in the Book of John chapter 11 verses 11-14. Please, notice that Jesus viewed death as one Sleeping. He viewed death in such a comforting way. And, the Most High God promises that we can have the opportunity to see our loved ones again in perfect health (Psalms 83:18, Acts 24:15, & Isaiah 33:24). He even says where: Psalms 37:11 and for how long Psalms 37:29). I really hope that these promises were as comforting to you as they were to us when our daughter died and also when my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death.
    Written to you in deep sympathy,
    Sissy

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