In Memory of Ina P. Ewan Fundraiser


Ammons, Sandra
Bravin, Philip and Judith
Conrad, Ray
Cundy, Linda
Daniels, Robert D.
Finneran, Michael and Virginia
Hatrak, Marla
Jacobs, Lisa
Miller, Margery
Moers, Betty Lou
Morton, Diane
Rosen, Roz and Herb
Vincent, Stephanie Kay
Wilson, Sharon D.

Departed from this world on April 18, 2020 of natural causes at the Frederick Health and Rehabilitation Center in Frederick, Maryland. Always very practical and direct, she decided it was time to leave this horrible mandated lockdown due to COVID-19. She wanted to have people come and chat with her, so she chose a new and sensible path.

Born into a family of six children and raised in Mebane, North Carolina to Curtis Paul and Penie Elizabeth (Moon) Pendergraph. Ina is survived by her sister, Sallie P. Glisson and her brother, Gordon Scott Pendergraph along with many nephews and nieces.

She is survived by her three daughters from her first marriage to Jason W. Ammons (deceased), Paula Jean Ammons of Frederick, MD; Donalda Ammons (Diane Morton) of Parkland, FL; and Sandra Ammons of Fremont, CA. She gained two sons from her second marriage to Alexander Hall Ewan (deceased), Alexander “Sandy” Ewan (deceased) and Elmer Ewan of Surprise, AZ. She leaves behind a son in-law, Delmas Woodall of Frederick, MD, a daughter in-law, Theresa “Teddy” Ewan of Austin, TX, her eight grandchildren, Delanne Woodall (Eric Hamlow), Blair Rasmus, Shea Rasmus, Karl Ewan (Heidi MacGlaughlin), Darlene Ewan, Bonita Ewan (Brian Thorn), Rodney Ewan (Christy Lively), and Lisa Svenningsen (Chad), and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She began school at the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) in Morganton when she was six years of age. At NCSD, she was blessed to receive an education in a rich language, American Sign Language (ASL). She was a basketball star and was inducted in the NCSD Hall of Fame for her basketball prowess. She graduated in 1947.

She moved to Washington, DC where she lived for more than 25 years before moving to South Florida. While living in South Florida for 39 years, she was employed by American Express as a data entry clerk until her retirement.

At NCSD, she was nicknamed “Flame Glo” with a descriptive ASL name sign representing her vibrant red hair. It was signed with a ‘L’ handshape to sign for RED+HAIR. She is also best remembered for her mischievous eyes, her jovial laughs, her love for people and sports, her first-rate sewing skills, and jokes. She was a strong advocate for education.