Hamilton County


Sgt. Richard Everet Ewing



Lee Roy and Ruth Elizabeth Amundson Ewing had three sons serving their country in World War II: Walter Edgar, Richard Everet, and Donald Roy.

Richard Everet Ewing was born Dec. 28, 1919. He died May 26, 2005 and is buried in Riverview Cemetery, Chelan, WA.

Sgt. Ewing served with the U.S. Army 11th Airborne Division in the Philippines. He also played the baritone horn in the Army Marching Band. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and bronze star, American Defense service medal, Asiatic Pacific service medal and three bronze stars.

Manson - Richard Evert Ewing, a 30 year resident of Manson, passed away at the Lake Chelan Community Hospital on Thursday, May 26, 2005, after a sudden illness.

He was born on December 28, 1919, in Webster City, Iowa the oldest of 7 children. He graduated from high school in Webster City, Iowa in 1938. He enlisted in the Army in 1939, and was in active service from 1941 to 1945. He was assigned to the Army 11th Airborne Division during World War II and received the Good Conduct Metal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and bronze star, American Defense service metal, Asiatic Pacific service metal and three bronze stars. He also played the baritone horn in the Army Marching Band.

Richard was married to Mildred Ann Ludt on January 30, 1943. They resided in Southern Pines, North Carolina for a year. After the war they moved to Ames, Iowa where Richard earned his Bachelors Degree in Chemistry in 1948. Upon completion of his Undergraduate Degree, he worked for General Electric in Richland, Washington from 1948 to 1950.

Then they moved to Pullman, Washington where he received his Masters Degree from University of Idaho, Moscow in 1952, and his Doctorate in Physical Chemistry from Washington State College in 1958. After a brief time working for General Electric in Schenectady, New York, he and Mildred transferred to Richland, Washington where they resided until 1960. The family then moved to Palo Alto, California where Richard worked for Shockley Transistor, Hewlett Packard and Xerox in the semiconductor field until retirement to Manson, Washington in 1975. He and Mildred purchased an apple orchard where he was active in farming for 24 years.

After Mildred passed away in 1989, Richard married Patricia Platt on June 3, 1993, and they lived in Manson and Chelan. Both he and Patricia are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Richard is survived by his wife, Patricia; his three sons, Richard E. Ewing Jr. of Winthrop, Ronald F. Ewing of Sacramento, CA, Timothy J. Ewing of Manson; his stepchildren, Christopher B. Platt of Spokane, Emily M. (Platt) McFadden of Pittsburgh, PA, Brynden M. Platt currently serving in the US Navy, Amanda M. Platt of Gilbert AZ, Andrea L. Platt and Jessica A. Platt of the home; 13 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Many of the family members were with him during his last moments.

Services of Commemoration will be Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at 2 p.m. from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Interment at Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 2-8 p.m.

Services are under the direction of Precht Rose Chapel, Chelan.

Source: ancestry.com