William (Bill) Arthur Ewell was born May 19, 1929, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Arthur Lincoln Ewell and Thama Barnard Ewell.
He was married to his first wife, Betty, and was the father to two daughters, Dr. Karen Jane Lehman of Battleground, WA., and Alice Ann Diehl of Wilsonville, OR. He has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Bill married Fern Young of Terrebonne on Sept. 9, 2000. He was a resident of Tri-Cities for several years before moving to Terrebonne, on June 30, 2018. He has three step-children, David Young of Spokane, WA, Rita Smith of Portland, and Carla McGinley of Prineville. He is also survived by his brother, Jeff Ewell of Seattle, WA. Bill attended Laurelhurst grade school in Seattle, graduated from Roosevelt High School and went to the University of Washington for two years. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Bill enlisted in the Air Force and served as an Automatic Tracking Radar Specialist for four years. He was discharged Sept. 17, 1954.
Bill worked as a computer programmer for 39 years. Bill retired from Hanford, having spent the last 18 years at Hanford for Boeing Computer Services. Bill was a member of the L.D.S. church in Kennewick, WA.
No services will be held in Central Oregon. A celebration
of life will be held at the LDS Church in Kennewick at a later date. He will be placed at the Rose City Cemetery in Portland, with his parents.