Vail Daily obituary: Wilma Ewing, 1930-2011
Wilma Louise Ewing (Cooper), 81, passed away on Dec. 23 at Boulder Community Hospital surrounded by her loving family. A remembrance gathering will be held at the Black Forest Inn in Nederland at 1 p.m. Friday.Wilma was born March 19, 1930, in Cheyenne, Wyo., to John and Gertrude Cooper. She had two older brothers, James and Floyd, who loved to spoil her. She spent most of her childhood in the Loveland area, which she loved to reminisce about. In 1948, at the age of 18, she married the love of her life, Bill, in Denver. The next 63 years, she was devoted to her family and business ventures. Bill and Wilma raised five children in Black Hawk, teaching them the values of family and hard work. As evidence of her strength and determination, Wilma and Bill owned and operated many small businesses over the years. These included South Beaver Saw Mill & Lumber Yard, LA Griffith Construction, and Ewing Trucking & Construction. Wilma was happiest when surrounded by her large family and friends.After her retirement as CFO of Ewing Trucking & Construction in 2006, she enjoyed relaxing with her husband and playing games and shopping with her grandchildren. Wilma always loved the mountains of Colorado. They moved to Eagle County in 1983, yet never giving up their life in Black Hawk. After splitting their time between their two homes for so many years, they moved permanently back to Black Hawk in 2011, where she spent her final days.She was preceded in death by her brother James (Nellie) Cooper,and her son James Ewing.She is survived by her husband, William Ewing, brother Floyd (Lorraine), children Cathy Ewing, Charles (Isela) Ewing, Bart (Mary Kate) Ewing and Debbie (Todd) Ellsworth, 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Wilma will be greatly missed by her many family and friends. She will always be remembered for her generosity, kindness and thoughtfulness. She was a wonderful, devout wife, mother, and grandmother who consistently embodied her core values of determination, persistence and truth.She left a legacy of love and respect for family and friends.Wilma and her family are in the care of Darrell Howe Mortuary, 1701 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO.