Richard and Carolee Ewing
J. Richard Ewing, “Dick” was born in Parsons, Kansas. Upon graduation from high school he chose the ministry and entered Phillips University. After completion of his freshman year he enlisted in the Army where he served two years as an enlisted man and one and a half years as an officer in the Medical Administrative Corps. Upon his discharge from the Army he returned to Phillips to continue his preparation for the ministry. There he met Lloyd Sanders and became interested in the great land of spiritual opportunity, Brazil. Dick was active in campus life while at Philips, serving as president of the Student Council in 1947. He was a member of the Varsity Men. As a student minister he served the church at Putnam, Oklahoma for three years. Dick received his A.B. degree in 1948 and completed one year of graduate work at Phillips. He has also had one summer’s graduate work in the field of psychology from the University of Southern California. Dick had planned to complete his graduate study, but left his schooling to answer great need on the field in Brazil. Carolee Joy Ewing is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor H. Fair of Denver, Colorado. Early in life “Cay” as she is known by her friends, dedicated her life to the mission field. She first chose China and went to Phillips University to prepare for that field. In her freshman year she met Dick and when he chose Brazil she was eager to accept this field in place of her former ambitions. She received her A.B. degree in May 1949. While in school, Cay was active in Zollars Literary Society, Student Volunteers and served as president for the Phillogian Womens Club and Club of Home Arts Training (an organization for students’ wives). She has had a great deal of experience in youth work, serving for three years as Younger Girls’ Director of Y.W.C.A. in Enid Oklahoma, and in that capacity directed summer camp two different years. She is musically inclined, having studied voice for a number of years. She has also had one year’s experience in hospital floor duty and hospital psychiatric record work.