Daniel Nealand Ensign
Daniel Nealand Ensign, 72, passed away on April 30, 2022 after suffering a stroke with his family by his side. He was born March 29, 1950 to Dorothy Pearl Gruver and Harry Nealand Ensign in Osborn, Missouri and later adopted by Hyrum A. Sherman. Danny moved around in his youth but settled in the Phoenix area where he attended elementary and West Phoenix High School. Following graduation he joined the Navy Nuclear program to get the training he needed that would be his life’s profession. While in the Navy he was stationed in Idaho where he met his wife Linda Ferguson. After 3 months they were married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple in 1970. He was on the USS Enterprise and spent two 10 month tours off of Vietnam. Following the Navy they lived in Ririe, Idaho for a short time. In 1978 his dream job in the nuclear field at the Palo Verde Nuclear Plant came and they moved to Arizona. He worked there until he retired in 2011. He was an avid cyclist, camper, photographer, hiker, grandfather and many other worthy pursuits. He enjoyed his church callings including scout master, cub master, and served in 3 Bishoprics.
Predeceased by his Parents, Sister Babette Michelle, Children Dorothy Beth, Chas Michael (Eunice) and Nima Joe. Survived by wife Linda, children Paulette (Charles), Tammy, Daniel Jr (Anna), Christopher (Teresa), adopted children James, David, and Daryl. Siblings Linda (Marvin), Russell (Rachel), Trisha, John (Gisquella), Scott (Yoko) and 17 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
A visitation will be held at 9AM with services beginning at 10:00 on May 7th at 13277 W Thomas Rd. Special thanks to Hospice of the Valley for their kindness.