Obituaries Wendy Noteboom Ewell

Wendy Marie Noteboom Ewell, 30 died Friday, July 8, 2005. She was born on Dec. 17, 1974, in Des Moines, IA, and attended Urbandale Community Schools, and Drake University�s Newman community.

When her parents moved to Omaha in 1985, she attended Millard, Holy Cross, and Mercy High School, before graduating from Central High School in 1993. That fall, she began her college education at St. John�s College in Santa Fe, before transferring to Iowa State University, where she received a degree in bio-medical illustration. And on July 3, 1999, married Lars Ewell, a fellow Iowa State graduate.

Keen to pursue a career in painting, Wendy studied with Richard Barnet and Terence Coyle at the Art Students League of New York in Manhattan. She exhibited her paintings widely throughout New York, Tucson, and Michigan, receiving numerous awards and honors including a Special Opportunity Stipend from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She and her husband moved to Tucson last September where Dr. Ewell is employed by the University of Arizona Medical School.

Wendy died by drowning on July 8 while she and Lars were celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary in La Paz, Mexico.

Wendy leaves behind a loving husband Lars; her parents, Rosemarie O�Connor of Des Moines, IA and Wendell Noteboom of Lincoln, NE; her stepparents, Judy Noteboom and Michael Allsopp, Ph.D; her sister, Erin Bow; her husband, James Bow and their soon-to-be-born daughter, Vivian; her grandparents, Howard and Lucille O�Connor of Vermillion, and Cora Pheifer of Platte; her father and mother-in-law, John and Viola Ewell of DeKalb, IL; and her godparents, Mike and Alice McDonnell of Silvis, IL.

Wendy is also survived by her loving brother-in-law, Philip Ewell, Ph.D. and his wife, Marina Vytovtova of Knoxville, TN; her sister-in-law, Ginger Ewell and her husband, Gunnar Schade, Ph.D. and their son, Henning in College Station, TXher stepbrothers, Joseph McMillen and his wife, Sherri, their children Myles and Elisha of Kansas City, MO; Jeffrey McMillen of Lincoln, NE; John McMillen and his wife, Rebecca of Bowling Green, OH; Jerold McMillen and his wife Nancy, their children Nicolas and Alex of Bogot�, Columbia, and Judy�s mother, Mildred Garner.

Wendy has 28 loving aunts and uncles, 41 first cousins, and an extended family in New South Wales, Australia, Kitchener, Ontario and all of Lars� extended family including those in Norway as well as many close friends to whom she was most loyal.

She leaves behind a legacy of exquisite paintings, which can by enjoyed on her Web site:

May she rest in peace.

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