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Rennie Ervin Carrillo, 43, of Phoenix, AZ, died on September 29, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ. Please take a moment to share a loving thought or memory with Rennie’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the General Douglas L. McBride Veterans Cemetery.
Rennie was born in Roswell, NM, to Catherine (Carrillo) Madrid and Domingo Gomez on December 4, 1977. Rennie attended Monterrey Elementary School, Mountain View Middle School and graduated from Roswell High School in Roswell, NM. Rennie was married to his wife Connie Carrillo, also known as Toni, in April 2002 in Jacksonville, Florida. Rennie graduated from Roswell High School as part of the Class of 96. Rennie has had a long and successful career in the financial services industry, holding positions at notable companies such as Capital One and T-Mobile. Rennie recently worked for Discover for just under 8 years. While at Discover, Rennie began as an underwriter for Discover Personal Loans before moving to Discover Home Loans to take over functions related to the assessment, approval and denial of residential mortgage applications at the consumption in accordance with company guidelines. Rennie’s work family at Discover loved him for being a genuine, funny and selfless colleague, while valuing his many accomplishments and important contributions to the company. They will be sorely missed.
Mr. Carrillo, as he often called himself, was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. Rennie proudly and honorably served 5 years of active service as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate and successfully completed a 5-year obligation in the United States Navy Reserves. Among the accolades that Rennie has received during his active service in the Navy are the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3), the NATO (Yugoslavia) Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the NATO (Kosovo), the Kosovo Campaign Medal and the Overseas Service Ribbon, among others. Rennie was honorably discharged from the Navy in December 2001.
Rennie was a simple man with a heart of gold. He was a selfless individual who always made sure that others were good before him. He was always positive, treated everyone like family and made them feel welcome. In his spare time, Rennie was a devoted fan of the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Lakers. Rennie loved seeing everyone succeed and was everyone’s greatest social media cheerleader. He was always the first to say good job or happy birthday to you. Rennie loved to grill by the pool for his daughters and loved to grill for everyone and everyone in general. If you were close to him, you have certainly seen one of his cold beers in the pictures of the hot grill. Rennie loved to take advantage of a frosted 40oz to help with the occasional rigors of adulthood and help cool off in the heat of Arizona. He also enjoyed playing Xbox online with his family and friends, visiting his Navajo Nation family, watching UFC fights, lowriders, and watching and going to the movies with his family. Mostly, Rennie loved being Ren Dawg’s Dad and Grandpa. He was always in the stands cheering on his daughters at events like volleyball, cheerleaders and soccer. Rennie was a proud grandfather who always showed his grandchildren and talked about them whenever he had the chance. Rennie’s daughters want everyone to know he was the best dad for them, and they love him very much and will be missed.
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Rennie is predeceased by his grandmother, Maxine Carrillo, and his grandfather Urbano Carrillo.
Rennie is survived by his wife, Connie (Toni) Carrillo of Phoenix, AZ, his son Adrian and his wife Emily of Fort Bragg, NC; daughter Elizabeth (Lizzy) of Socorro, New Mexico; daughters, Brianna (Hurby), Angie, Gabby; ex-wife Maria Ortiz of Las Cruces, NM; grandchildren Anastasia, Eric and Melody; brothers Ronnie Madrid and his wife Krystal of San Antonio, TX; Adam Madrid and his wife Leanne of Roswell, NM; Trinity Gomez; Domingo Gomez; sister Renee Gomez Atole; nieces Savannah, Sophia, Leah and Ella; mother Catherine Madrid of Roswell, NM; best friend and brother of another mother Jeff Palma of San Diego, CA; and many family and friends.
The carriers will be Adrian Carrillo, Ronnie Madrid, Adam Madrid, Jeff Palma, Arviso Casuse, Calhoun Zeena.
Rennie’s tribute was written in his honor by his family.