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Esparza Jr., Frank (In Memoriam)  
In memory of Frank Esparza Jr..
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Published on www.newspress.com on Dec. 25, 2014
Ewing, Angelica Peale  
Died peacefully on December 11, 2014, at home in Greenwich, CT, of lung cancer. At her death she was surrounded by her family. Angie was loved by many whose lives she touched through her twelve years as head of Cancer Care Volunteers at the Greenwich Hospital. She took a minor program and turned it into a vital part of the hospital's integrated approach to cancer care, with over 100 volunteers. She brought a deeply empathetic vision to the service of treating patients with this savage disease-and she was remembered and honored for this impact when she herself returned years later in need of treatment for the very illness she'd spent so long trying to defeat in others. Angie grew up in Washington, DC, daughter of Manuelita Boldt White and Walter White. Her mother was the granddaughter of George C. Boldt, manager of the Waldorf-Astoria and creator of Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands.Her father ran the Business Advisory Council of the U.S. Department of Commerce from the time of its creation in 1933 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt until his retirement in 1958. She was a descendant of the painter and naturalist Charles Willson Peale, founder of one of the country's first museums. Angie attended the Potomac School, Madeira, Vassar College, and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in French. She had a lifelong interest in foreign affairs, fueled by a year at the University of Grenoble in France, and worked for several years as a researcher at US News and World Report. She served for many years on the board of governors of the Off-the-Record Lecture Series of the Foreign Policy Association. In 1964 she married Edward G. Ewing at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. They lived for five years in New York City before moving to Greenwich in 1969. In later years she became an avid hiker and outdoorswoman. With her husband she hiked and biked in Kenya, France, England, Turkey, Nepal, New Zealand, and many other places. In the last month of Angie's life, she determinedly made a trip to London with her husband of 50 years to celebrate this special anniversary. Despite enormous health challenges, she joyously walked for miles in the countryside, reveled in the love of her English friends, and showered their grandchildren with adoration. Her life was punctuated by love, first by her charismatic father and glamorous mother, then by legions of suitors and one lucky and devoted husband of five decades, by two daughters who deeply admired her and have tried to emulate her life of service, and finally by her profound bonds with friends too numerous to count. Angie had no casual relationships, as each person was special to her. Some of her last words were instructions to her family to deliver Christmas presents she'd bought and wrapped for friends. In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by two daughters, Heather Peale Ewing of New York and Jenny Ewing Allen of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and one grandson, Walter Grady Allen, whose every word and action delighted her. She will be remembered for her great smile, enthusiasm, love of people, caring nature, and rhyming thank you letters and tributes. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Direct Relief, www.directrelief.org (27 S. La Patera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93117); the Bendheim Cancer Center of the Greenwich Hospital, http://giving.greenhosp.org/home (35 River Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807); and the Montecito Trails Foundation, www.montecitotrailsfoundation.org (PO Box 5481, Santa Barbara, CA 93150).
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Dec. 21 to Dec. 25, 2014
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