Dorothy Gleason Ewing
Dorothy Gleason Ewing
January 13, 1934 - September 3, 2022
Dorothy Gleason Ewing made her passage to Heaven to be with Jesus on the morning of September 3, 2022. Dorothy (Dotty) was born to Alfred and Dorothy Parsons on January 13, 1934. Dotty‘s young days were spent on the family farm called Willow Point Ranch in Clarksburg, California with her older siblings Anne, Polly, and Isaac. Her secondary education included attendance at Dominican and Anokia schools. After graduation from high school, she attended and graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Liberal Arts. Her time at Cal was full of developing lifelong friendships. She enjoyed her involvement in the Pi Beta Phi sorority.
During her college years, she met William Edwin Gleason and, in 1955, they married at the family home
on Willow Point Ranch. They eventually made their home in Fresno, California due to Bill’s service in the Air National Guard. Their son Bradford was born in 1957 and Michael in 1959.
Dotty became very involved with the community of Fresno. She was a member of Junior League and the La Feliz Guild of Valley Children’s Hospital.
Dotty‘s continued love for new experiences forged many new and sustaining friendships throughout her lifetime. She accomplished this through international and domestic travel, hiking trips in Yosemite, bridge group, tennis, and golf, just to name a few.
Her love for the outdoors and nature was evident in her ability to make anything grow. Dotty’s gardens whether big or small were beautiful and full of color and texture.
Dotty was an avid reader and treasured obtaining knowledge of different subjects. She soaked up any type of literature. She always had a stack of books and newspapers close to her bedside. The love of knowledge made her a wonderful debater.
In 2006, Dotty married John W.D Ewing and moved to Orinda, California. Dotty and John had been friends since college. Their families grew up together over the years. They made a wonderful life together in Orinda and then finally in Carmel by-the- Sea.
Dotty‘s true joy next to her faith in God was her family. She loved and adored her children, grandchildren, and great granddaughter. She was known as Gigi by her sweet grandchildren. She loved them with all her heart.
Dotty was predeceased by her dear son Michael Braley Gleason.
She is survived by her loving family and friends which include her husband, John W.D Ewing of Carmel-by-the- Sea. Son, Bradford Ewing Gleason of Pebble Beach. Grandchildren; William Gleason and his wife Ashley and their daughter Braley Ann, Benjamin Gleason and Carolyn Gleason. Daughter-in-law Erin Gleason (Michael’s wife). Stepdaughters; Jennifer Ewing, Katherine Davis and her husband Edward and their daughter Taylor. As well as many loving nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt gratitude and deep appreciation to Dotty‘s caregivers Alejandra Perez and Karen Martinez.