Harold "Bud" Lee Ewy
Harold “Bud” Lee Ewy passed away peacefully at his home in Mesa, Arizona on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at the age of 87. Bud was surrounded by loved ones throughout his life and at the time of his passing.
Bud is survived by his daughter, Julee Ewy Bruno of Phoenix, Arizona; son, Mark Ewy and son-in-law Rusty Granger of Mesa, Arizona; granddaughters Katherine Bruno of Tempe, Arizona; Karen Malick Trousdale and her husband Ben Trousdale of Pasadena, California; Kristen Malick and Charley Leamons of Phoenix, Arizona; great-granddaughter Kennedy Grace Trousdale of Pasadena, California; sister-in-law Elaine Ewy; nieces Diana Ewy-Sharp, Kris Ewy-Shallenberger and nephews Eric Ewy and Dirk Ewy; sister-in-law, Wenda Lee Parsons of Mesa, Arizona; nieces Cherie Randall, Tracy Serie, and nephew, Greg Parsons.
Bud is preceded in death by his loving wife, Carole Ann Ewy, of Mesa, Arizona; parents, Carl and Helen Ewy of Hutchinson, Kansas; brother Stanley Ewy of Indianapolis, Indiana; father and mother-in-law, Wendell and Mildred Hall of Mesa, Arizona, Kansas; grandparents Carolene a
nd Samuel Kunkler; and Rudolf and Josephine Ewy of Kansas; and great-granddaughter, Ann Marie of Phoenix, Arizona.
Bud was born on November 8, 1934 in Newton, Kansas. He graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1952 and went on to attend Hutchinson Junior College prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army serving in Korea and Hawaii from 1953 to 1956. He then enrolled in Kansas State University where he graduated in 1960 earning a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Bud was initiated into the Kappa Sigma Fraternity in 1958. Bud and Carole announced their engagement at Carole’s sorority house and were serenaded by Bud’s Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers.
He married the love of his life, Carole, in 1959 in Norton while they both attended Kansas State University. They moved to Port Neches, Texas where Bud worked for Gulf Oil Chemical Company and they welcomed their first child, Julee. In 1963, they moved to Colorado where t
heir son Mark was born. After moving to Kansas City, the family moved to Orange, Texas. Except for three years in Joplin, Missouri, Bud and Carole lived in Orange for 22 years before moving to Arizona to retire.
Bud’s faith guided him through life’s challenges and celebrations. He was an active and dedicated member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Orange, Texas serving on the vestry, as Senior Warden, a lay reader, and studying and leading the Bethel Bible Series. He also served St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Chandler, Arizona as an usher and helping with their food bank. He served his Church and community faithfully with a devout dedication to Christ and his teachings.
He was a patient and thoughtful father always teaching his daughter how to excel in whatever activity she engaged or challenge she took up. He helped with his son’s swim meets as a starter, official and timer and ensured there was always a team for Mark to compete wherever they lived. He was devoted to his three granddaughters and attended all their activities whether it was band, swim team, girl scouts or church events. Bud also officiated his granddaughter Karen’s wedding and despite failing health, he ensured he travelled to California for the
birth of his great-granddaughter Kennedy; and was eagerly looking forward to the birth of his next great-grandchild by his granddaughter Kristen. Bud was a lifelong sports enthusiast and athlete. In addition to basketball and tennis, Bud was an avid golfer, playing more than 175 courses worldwide and visiting St. Andrews in Scotland and Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia and attended several PGA tournaments.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2022 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church located at 901 W. Erie St., Chandler, Arizona, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bud’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 1401 W. Park Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630, Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank in Chandler, Arizona or to Disabled American Veterans. Condolences can be sent to https://www.horizonfuneralcare.com/obituaries. The family would like to thank the staff at Banner Baywood Heart Hospital, and Hospice of the Valley who listened to his needs and provided care, kindness and compassion during his final days.