Ben Ewton

January 7, 1938October 10, 2020
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David Benjamin Ewton, known by everyone as Ben Ewton, age 82, of Portland, Oregon passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Ben was born January 7, 1938 in Portsmouth, VA.

As a young man he was known for being a good friend and the leader of the marching band. After college he spent most of his career working for GMAC, a subsidiary of GM, and, like his favorite car the ’57 Chevy, he was a much loved classic model, never to be reproduced. An icon to his family.

Over the years he lived with his loved ones is Louisville, KY, New Albany, IN, Nashville, TN, Richmond, VA, Seattle, WA and, finally, Portland, OR. Wherever his homestead at the time, he quickly acquired the moniker “Gentle Ben.” His loving nature and gentlemanly character will not be forgotten. He is survived by his loving wife, to whom he was married for 56 years, as well as three children, David, Natalie and Kimberly.


  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 24, 2020



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Mary Vecchio

October 25, 2020

Wishing you and your family are consoled in the good memories of Ben. To us he was a gentleman with a welcoming smile and good sense of humor.

With deepest sympathy,

Maggie and John Vecchio

Kevin Crump

October 24, 2020

Rest In Peace Uncle Ben. Great memories of our families together with visits to New Albany. Enjoyed the stories of you and Dad as youngsters told by Aunt Jo and Uncle Buddy. You were a true family man and always had a contagious smile. Thoughts and prayers to Jean, David, Natalie, Kimberly and all the Ewton family. Sending Love from all the Crumps.

Joyce Morrelli

October 20, 2020

Jean and family,
Ben, what a sweetheart, always a twinkle in his eyes, a warm smile and a true gentleman. I will always remember seeing your parents together and enjoying each others company with laughter and fun times. We have been so fortunate to have them as part of our Riverhouse Community, we will always cherish the the good times and smile as we remember our little giggles together. I am very sorry for your loss because I know it is a big one, hopefully he is pain free and smiling down up on us.
Memories are forever,
Jim and Joyce


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