Published 12:00 am Friday, February 15, 2008
NATCHEZ – A memorial service for Bethany Baker Ewald, a resident of Natchez for more than 60 years, who died peacefully at her home late Wednesday morning, Feb. 13, 2008, will be at 4 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time at the church parish house, next door to the church.
Prior to moving to Natchez with her late husband, Karl Raymond Ewald Jr., Bette graduated from the University of Kansas and worked as a Braniff Airline stewardess based in Dallas from 1943-1947 before joining the Atlanta’s Rich’s Department Store as an interior designer. Up until her death, she continued working as a dedicated volunteer at the Natchez Children’s Home as a member of the altar guild at the Trinity Episcopal Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Survivors include one brother, Willis Everett Baker Jr. of Pleasanton, Kan.; one daughter, Bethany Ewald Bultman and husband, Ellis Johann, both of New Orleans and Provincetown, Mass.; one son, Karl Raymond Ewald III and wife, Margaret Rhodes Ewald, both of Houston; and four grandsons, Gwyther and Tristan Bultman, both of New York City and Karl IV and Andrew Ewald, both of Houston.
The family requests that memorials be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 308 S. Commerce St., Natchez, MS 39120, the Natchez Children’s Home, 806 N. Union St., Natchez, MS 39120 and the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation, 1525 Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115.