2016-08-04 / Obituaries

Dorothy Mae Ewing

Dorothy Mae Ewing was born December 17, 1928 in Sanderson, Texas, to her parents Bruce and Lavon Burnett. She was the oldest of five children. Dorothy died peacefully in her sleep on the Lords Day, July 17, 2016. She was 87.

Dorothy will be deeply missed by her sons Joe, Dan and Jim and daughters Shirley and Marilyn; two grandchildren, Dawn Heather and Ricky Alan; and five great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Angeline, Nathan Ryder, Carly Rene’, Travis Alan and Logan Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her son Robert Bruce and husband Joseph Howard Ewing.

She grew up in El Paso, Texas and graduated from Austin High School in El Paso. She then attended Harding College in Searcy, Ark. There she met Howard and they were married for 67 years.

Dorothy will be remembered for her unending love and devotion to her husband and children, grandchildren and great-grand children; her dedication to God and her Christian faith; her Bible studies; teaching Bible school and women’s classes; Bible camps and serving as a camp nurse throughout California.

One of her interests was her passion for cooking. Some family favorites are cinnamon rolls, pies, jam and turkey dinners. Dorothy also possessed a generous Spirit. She was known for visiting and feeding the sick, sharing her home with friends and family and playing games. She could sew to perfection. She also enjoyed traveling, flower gardening, western music, hiking, panning for gold with Ricky and Dawn and digging for arrow heads, swimming at the river and helping those who were stranded on Hwy. 49 South. Dorothy also enjoyed working as a teacher assistant with the California School District for eleven years. She trained in interior design and the Dale Carnegie Courses for public speaking.

Dorothy showed support for Power for Today, HousetoHouse.com, and In Search of the Lords Way, a public TV program every Sunday.

Special thank you to Hy-Lond Health Care Merced, nurses at south station and aides, kitchen staff, volunteers from local churches and singing and the Merced Church of Christ.

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