Rosanna Welsh Ewart, used linguistic abilities while working in the Middle East, Fiji

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Rosanna Welsh Ewart
Rosanna Welsh Ewart

Rosanna Welsh Ewart, known as “Posie” to family and friends, died in Wilmington on June 15, 2015.

She was the daughter of Fanita and Vernon Welsh and grew up in Winnetka, Illinois. Mrs. Ewart graduated from the North Shore Country Day School and Mills College. After college, she worked for two years at the Marshall Plan in Paris. Back in the United States in 1951, she married Clifford B. Ewart Jr.

The Ewarts lived overseas for many years working with the United Nations Development Program in the Middle East, New Guinea and Fiji, among others. Mrs. Ewart was an accomplished linguist, which was a distinct asset during their foreign residences. Upon retirement, the Ewarts settled in Wilmington where they enjoyed participating in community charitable and cultural activities. Posie earned a master’s degree in French history at UNC-Wilmington.

Mrs. Ewart was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Margaret.

She is survived by her son, John (Linda); grandson, David (Erin); two great-grandsons; son-in-law, Henry Tapp (Julie); sister, Sallie VanArsdale (Wilson); two nieces; one grandniece; and one grandnephew.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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