EAST CARBON - Our Dad, Edgar Josiah Ewan slipped away quietly Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 in the home of his son Corey from complications incident to old age. He was surrounded by his family on both sides of the veil.
Ed was born Nov. 19, 1925 in Merchantville, N.J. to Carl F. Ewan and Edith Devona Bernardo.
Dad enlisted in the Navy at age 17 in 1943 and was stationed at Hickam Field in Hawaii. He went to pilot school and served as a radioman. After the war he joined the L.A. County Fire Department rising to the rank of Captain. Fighting fires was something "he knew how to do" and he served with the fire department for 27 years.
He married Mary Rosalie Hicks on June 12, 1948 in Las Vegas, Nev. They raised three sons, Gregory Michael, Jeffrey Kim and Corey Alan.
Dad loved to fish, whether bass fishing on Lake Powell, catfishing on the Green River, or steel head in Northern California or Oregon, he was in his element. He also loved hunting and knew when each of the game seasons were and we prepared appropriately; sage hen, pheasant, deer, rabbits were staples of our diet. Dad loved the time spent with his boys hunting and fishing.
He also loved golf, playing it and watching it. Retiring on medical disability in 1972 he brought his family to Utah.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rosalie; his sons, Gregory Michael, Jeffrey Kim, both of Las Vegas; Corey (Tamara), Price; along with four grandsons and five granddaughters, three great-grandchildren, Hailey Ewan who is three; Coleman Wayne Vanderstel and Charlie Rose Ewan born in 2012, he got to meet them coming and going.
Preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Edith Ewan; his brother, Carl Ewan (Florine); sister Trudy Painton (Dick) and two granddaughters Jennifer Kim Ewan and Nichele Claudine Ewan.
He loved his family. He hoped for the best for them, voiced his displeasure, shared in their sufferings and rejoiced in their accomplishments. He was a fun grandpa, often joking with the grandkids, making faces or teasing them. He had great joy in them. It was fun to watch Dad become Grandpa. We will all miss his sense of humor, his sing/humming, and his hatred for neckties (which will keep coming), but our memories are strong and will always keep him close.
Nous t'aimons a tout jamais.
Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome to share memories of Ed at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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