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Carol Joy Schmidt McEwan, Longtime Darien Resident, 90

Carol Joy Schmidt McEwan
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DARIEN, Conn. – Longtime Darien resident Carol Joy Schmidt McEwan died Wednesday, Nov. 23. She was 90.

McEwan and her husband Preston Wayne McEwan had lived for the past six years at an assisted living community in Stamford.

McEwan was a native of Fond du Lac, Wisc.,

McEwan graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas, Texas where she was a member of its drum and bugle corps. She majored in art while attending the University of Texas at Arlington.

In 1944, she was elected a “Pin-Up Girl” of the First National Bank Club for Servicemen.

She enjoyed ballet, tap dancing, gardening, baking and quilting.

While her children attended Holmes Elementary School in Darien, she participated in the PTO’s theater company.

McEwan was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Goodwives River Chapter and a veteran member of the Noroton Heights Fire Department Woman's Auxiliary.

She was also a longtime member of the Darien United Methodist Church.

Her husband of more than 60 years, died two months ago.

is survived by her daughter, Karen McEwan Kansas of Somerville, N.J.; son Jon and his wife, Eila, of Finland; and son Marc and his wife, Danielle, of Darien.

She is also survived by six grandsons: Christopher and Matthew (Kansas); and Bryan, James, Zachary and Joshua (McEwan); and a sister, Paula Minton of Plano, Texas.

She was predeceased by sisters Marilyn Planck and Jean Knipe.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial was private at the Spring Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Boston Post Road, Darien.(203)-655-6127.

The family is asking that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in her name to The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, Conn., 06405; or to the Alzheimer's Association’s Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, Conn., 06489.

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