Arnold Tripp Ennis, 93, of Longview, Wash., died Friday, April 28, 2006 in Longview.

He was born Oct. 1, 1912 in Kingman, Kan., to Albert and Mabel (Tripp) Ennis.

He attended school in Knappa and Svensen.

Mr. Ennis married Gladys Sphar Dec. 31, 1936 in Astoria. She preceded him in death in 2005.

Mr. Ennis worked as a commercial fisherman. He enjoyed gardening, traveling to Alaska in his fifth-wheel RV and making trips to the desert with other retired fishermen and friends. Family members said that he also enjoyed woodworking and making things for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Jean Ennis of Cottonwood, Ariz.; a daughter, Carol Dahlquist of Longview; a brother, Ralph Ennis of Portland; two sisters, Gertrude Howard of Portland and Clara Grotting of California; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, David Ennis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Community Home Health & Hospice, 1035 11th Ave., Longview, WA 98632.

Dahl-McVicker Funeral Home in Kelso, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.


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