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Philip Claypole Ensminger

Posted 2023-06-04 by Pat R
Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona)
Saturday, Aril 2, 1977, p.2

Prescott native killed in crash of jumbo jets

PRESCOTT--A Prescott native among those killed March 27 in the worst
airline disaster in history will be returned here for funeral services
and burial.

Philip C. Ensminger, 51, was one of the 577 persons killed in the Canary
Islands airport collision of two 747 airliners.

Ensminger, whose residence was listed as Southern California, was a
member of a longtime family here and in Phoenix.

His father operated the Ensminger Pharmacy here for many years and his
grandfather was Dr. John Flynn who operated an early-day sanitarium.

He attended Sacred Heart School here and graduated from Bell Bellarmine
High School, Los Gatos, Calif. He was formerly with I. Magnin and had
been an executive with Bullock's Department Stores for 21 years.

His survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Peggy Campbell of Prescott, and
Sister Suzanne, principal of St. Cyril's School in Encino, Calif.; and a
brother, John of Phoenix.
Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona)
Wednesday, April 13, 1977, p. D-6

PRESCOTT--Services for Philip C. Ensminger, 51, who died in the crash of
two 747s in Tenerife, Canary Islands, on March 27, were held Tuesday at
Mountain View Cemetery.

Mr. Ensminger was born in Prescott and his family owned the Ensminger
Drug Store. He had been an executive with Bullock' Department Stores for
21 years, and was formerly with I. Magnin in an executive capacity.

Survivors include two sisters and a brother.

Ruffner Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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