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Curtis Ennis

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William Curtis Ennis

September 2, 1962 – April 8, 2011

William Curtis Ennis was born September 2, 1962 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. He died April 8, 2011 at the age of 48 in Anacortes, Washington.

Ennis graduated from Perry High School in 1980 where he was active in wrestling, football, baseball and other school sports.

He served six years in the National Guard at Perry and four years in the U.S. Army from 1985-1989, two years in Berlin and two years at Ft Lewis, Washington.

He and the former Diane Lea Koch were April 22, 1989, which would have been 22 years on April 22, 2011. He has resided in Washington state since 1987.

Ennis had a degree in construction management from Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington and worked in that field. He loved his family, his dogs, cooking with his wife, books, music, scuba diving, the mountains, ocean and woods.

He was surrounded by his family and friends in the weeks prior to his death.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Ennis of Anacortes, WA; his parents, Bill and Lequita Ennis of Perry; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Arnie Ennis of Killeen, TX; two sisters and brothers-in-law Lenita and David Kennedy of Perry, and Lejuana and Ron Tennyson of Gig Harbor, WA; five nephews and two nieces. Also his grandmother, Louise Hamm, Oklahoma City; three aunts and numerous cousins, including Gloria Brown and Angela Abney of Perry.

A memorial will be held Sunday, April 17 at the Skyline Cabana in Anacortes, WA, a place that has held many happy memories for him and his wife.