Dorothy Lucille Ewin


Dorothy Lucille Ewin, 91, of Scottsdale, died July 20, 2003. She was born Sept. 3, 1911 in Reno, Ill. to Ezra and Bessie Carlock.

She graduated from Hillsbouro High School shortly before moving to Arizona in 1930 where she met Oscar Ewin, the love of her life. They were married in Gallop, N.M. Feb. 29, 1948 and spent 55 loving years together.

Mrs. Ewin had a full and unique life. One of her earliest careers was as a singer on Radio Station KOY, where she and her sister, the late Willma Johnson, were known as the Sunshine Sisters. She also sang in various Valley nightclubs.

After moving to Prescott in 1952, she became a real estate broker and land developer. She and her late husband were responsible for much of Prescott's early expansion. Prescott is where they made the first of many homes for their three children. They also made homes in LaJolla, Calif., Wickenburg, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Payson and Apache Junction.

Mrs. Ewin was a state officer of the Arizona Democratic party, and became the National Democratic Party Chairwoman during the early ‘60s. She was also a reporter and editor for several local newspapers. She was a member of the General George Crook Chapter of the DAR, and past member of Sweet Adelines; she was a scriptwriter, director and actress for several little theater groups, including the one in Cave Creek, and the Starlite Players in Payson. In her early 80s, she attended acting and theater production classes at ASU.

Mrs. Ewin is survived by three children: Christie Nico of Mich., Roberta Ewin and Craig Ewin, both of Ariz., and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 23. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. at Messinger Mortuary Chapel, 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale.

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