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Pacific View Mortuary & Memorial Park

3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona Del Mar, CA

OBITUARY

Raymond "Ray" Ensing

September 16, 1945March 8, 2020
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Ensing, Raymond Earl, 74, born September 16th, 1945, a loving and faithful father and husband went home to be with the Lord on March 8th, 2020. After struggling for years with his health, he remained courageous, care-free, and is resting peacefully with the loved ones who preceded him; his beloved wife Dee Dee, parents Bernard and Gertrude Ensing. Ray is fondly remembered for his love of people, sense of humor, passion for life, and youthful spirit. He is survived by his children Kim, Daniel, and Melody. He leaves behind a son-in-law, Jon Resendez; daughter-in-law, Bridget Tate; daughter-in-law Dani Ensing and grandchildren, Rebecca, Jacob, Nicholas, Abigail, Rylee and Carter. He is also survived by siblings Don, Florence, Lois, and John. Service of remembrances will be held Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 10 a.m., at Pacific View Mortuary in Corona del Mar. Pacific View Mortuary.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Reception Following Funeral Service Friday, March 13, 2020

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Raymond "Ray" Ensing

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Claire Su

March 13, 2020

That was a sunny morning when I met Ray at a Starbucks, who replied my post on Facebook for a language exchange partner. At that time I just started a new job, eagerly improving my English speaking skills. He not only helped me practice language, but also inspired me by his life wisdom in numerous ways. How to handle difficulties in workplace, how to effectively communicate..etc. I still remember the time we talked, having lunches together, the laughters, those sweet memories. His sense of humor, enthusiasm, kindness. Ray, my teacher, you will always on my mind! I miss you and thank you!

Lillian Justice

March 13, 2020

I will always remember the first time I met Ray. He came to watch his daughter Kim coach at Barstow College. He was so full of pride and love for his daughter. He was always full of life and joy! Even the last conversation I had with him a few weeks before his home going he still full of hope and joy! He lived life to the fullest until...

Tes Salzer

March 13, 2020

I met Ray in 2009 when I answered an ad he had posted for help in organizing the house. A few months later I moved into the house, with the promise to make plenty of coffee for both of us each and every morning.
Over the course of eleven years, hundreds of cups of coffee, and many mornings spent talking on the front porch, Ray became one of the dearest friends I have ever had.
We built the garden together, and I will never forget our first harvest–over 150 cucumbers harvested before we finally stopped counting.
Good friends are hard to find, and good roomates are harder still. Ray was genuine, kind, loving, and a source of positivity and endless smiles for everyone who knew him. He has touched my life and supported me in ways I cannot measure. Ray was someone I could count on, and I will miss him dearly. I know that he remains with us in spirit, cracking jokes all the way.
Eternal peace to you Ray, my friend.

Mandy Liu

March 12, 2020

Dear father Ray,
I remember the day we met in your apartment with your gorgeous smile. You said" You're Mandy right? I knew you because of Winnie."
After that day, you share your life story, your food, and everything for us. I'm so sorry I can't meet you this year anymore... Don't worry about us because you're in our mind forever.


Laurie Ensing-Dow

March 12, 2020

I will never forget the fond memories of my uncle Ray he always had an infectious smile and laughter. One of my fondest memories was when Uncle Ray, my dad and me went fishing for the day during one of his visits to Michigan. It was a fun filled day with plenty of laughs. RIP I know that one day we will be together again. Thank you lord and savior for blessing me with such an incredible uncle.

Winnie Chen

March 12, 2020

Still remember the time we spent together and that's the greatest time in my life. I miss the day we lay on the sofa to watch the TV program. We took pictures at your favorite place-Laguna beach. You taught me how to prepare my presentation. I made the Chinese food to share with you. You're always nice to my friends when they come to visit me. You raise me up, you warm my heart. You make me feel like Irvine is my second home. "Thank you for coming into my life," you said. Nothing else can keep me away from the wonderful memories we have. You are always in my heart. We all miss you. I love you.

rita medina

March 12, 2020

Pastor Ray Ensing is how I remember him and I loved him and his wife Diane. The kids were babies back then in mid 70's when Pastor Ray gave all of us young people a good foundation upon the true word of God. One funny story I remember my precious Aunt Molli telling me about her trying to rush to her car after church service and Pastor Ray was insistent that he get over to her to shake her hand and ask her, "Molli how you doing today"? Well Aunt Molli said, I'm sure he will never forget that answer cause I had gas so bad and I let out the loudest one you ever heard. His face lite up and he said, Oh my Molli you have a good day and walked away. I know you are standing in the presence of our Lord and Savior and in no more pain Pastor. You touched many lives ~ God bless you!

Sandy Sueoka

March 12, 2020

Ray was one of the first people to respond to my Craigslist ad asking for newspaper donations to help the bunny rescue I was volunteering with more than 8 years ago. Throughout the years he has collected newspapers from the neighbors for me. This has helped many bunnies we have rescued.
As time went on we shared a love of desserts and I love baking so I would share successes and failures with him. In more recent years he became my guinea pig when I switched to being a vegan and started experimenting with vegan recipes and used many different sugar substitutes. I think he liked some of what I shared. I'm going to miss his cheerful demeanor and willingness to help others, something that is surely lacking in today's society. We have lost a good man.

Gina Rossi

March 12, 2020

I only knew Ray for a brief period of time, renting out a room in his house as well as cleaning the house, tending the garden, and walking his wonderful pup. His gardens and his friendships always seemed to flourish under his tender care and indefatigable spirit. Always good for a laugh, even when he was going through something stressful or sad. It was Ray who inspired me to work in hospitality, him who taught me the joy of serving others and how to smile and laugh in the face of adversity. I will never forget those joyful moments shared, harvesting crops, telling bad jokes and swapping stories. He knew how to live and now I am happy that he is enjoying eternal life free from the difficulties of earthly life.

Trixie Hancock

March 12, 2020

In 1998 my dad's cousin, Ray and his wife Dee Dee, took in my sister Cherie along with her husband, daughter and my mother while Cherie underwent 3 months of alternative cancer treatment in California. They were so gracious in letting them stay at their house even though it was a huge invasion. Dad and I also stayed with them for a week while visiting with our family. It was great to get to know them and I am forever grateful.

Since that time, Cherie, mom, dad, Dee Dee and now Ray have passed on. Time on this Earth passes so quickly. Make it count! See you all soon in Heaven.

Trixie