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William Ewing

October 9, 1928 — August 10, 2023

West Hills, California


William Brewster Ewing, 94, of West Hills, CA, formerly of Glendale, CA, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 10, 2023. 

He was the ninth child born to Chatham John and Rachel (Oleson) Ewing of Scotch Plains, New Jersey. After his mother passed in the spring of 1947, he went to live with his oldest sister Rachel and her husband in Connecticut. Bill lived with them until entering the Army in February 1951. During his Army time, he found his wonderful helpmate in Knoxville, TN. On October 16, 1951 he married his sweetheart Alice Berney. Six weeks later, he left to serve in the Army at a hospital in Okinawa, Japan. After serving in Okinawa for 15 months, he was discharged in 1953, and he and Alice settled in Knoxville, TN. Bill then attended the University of Tennessee and received his B.S. in 1956 and M.S. in 1960. Bill and Alice raised five daughters with much love and patience. After college graduation Bill went to work as a TN State Bank Examiner from 1960 until 1965. In 1965 he worked as an Auditor at Fountain City Bank in Knoxville, TN. In December of 1975 he relocated to Glendale, CA with his wife and four daughters. In California he worked for the Federal Reserve as a Bank Examiner. His office was in downtown Los Angeles but Bill traveled the west coast with the Federal Reserve. He retired from banking in 1989.

Throughout his life, Bill loved his family deeply and was devoted to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He prayed faithfully for his family, his country and for all to come to know the Lord as their Savior. He adored his grandchildren & great-grandchildren. He was enjoyed eating, traveling, corny jokes & singing hymns. He had a heart for keeping in touch with many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was a very humble, thoughtful & generous man.

He was heartbroken when his wife of 69 years passed away in 2020, and he longed to join her in their eternal heavenly home.

Survivors include five daughters, Cheryl (Keith) Smith of Concord, CA, Brenda (Gary) Widholm of Gothenburg, NE, Elaine (Gary) Gysin of West Hills, CA, Kimberly R Cole of Cumming, GA, Jill (Jimmer) Hanggi of Fullerton, CA; 13- grandchildren; Gena (Stephen) Howarter, Dustin (Lyndsie) Smith, Jordan (Meggie) Widholm, Lauren (Nick) Cushing, Brett and Rachel Gysin, Allison Cole of GA, Ella and Jacob Hanggi of Fullerton, CA, eight great-grandchildren: Abigail, Lexie, Asher and Luke Howarter, Karia and Kortnie Smith, Ellie and Sadie Cushing.

William was preceded in death by spouse, Alice, parents, in-laws, eight brothers and sisters, two great-granddaughters, Hope and Faith Widholm.

Visitation: Thursday, August 31, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Services will be held at Friday, September 1, 2023 at 9:00 AM, at The Old North Chapel at Forest Lawn Hollywood  Hills, CA.

Burial will follow Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA.

Memorials may be given to the Samaritans Purse.

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