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Susan Joan Whitman Ewing Thomas

Stuart, Florida

November 3, 1942 - April 24, 2024

Susan Joan Whitman Ewing Thomas Obituary

Susan Joan Whitman Ewing Thomas was born on November 3rd, 1942, and lived a life as long and interesting as her name. She passed away on April 24th, 2024, in Palm City, Florida.


Susan had a beautiful childhood in Manhasset, Long Island, with her parents William F and Lynn Whitman, older sister Mary Linn (Maia), and older brother Bill, Jr. She always remembered outings to the New York Philharmonic and to the Metropolitan Opera.


Shortly after college she married David Ewing, who was a Major in the Army, serving as a helicopter pilot, and had two beloved children Kristin and Eric. While leading much of her life with Multiple Sclerosis, Susan made the best of it, and later married David Thomas, who also had the same health challenges and sense of humor. They travelled the world on cruises, had many adventures, and lived in South Carolina where they made terrific friends.


In the summers they would return to Susan’s favorite place, her grandmother’s home in Stonington, Maine, where all the Whitmans have enjoyed summers for generations. She learned to paint and captured the essence of the fishing boats, family barn and gardens, pine-scented woods, and the deep blue waters of Penobscot Bay. When shown a picture of a blue lobster by Picasso, she said, “I’ll paint one better,” and she did! A blue lobster in the Cubist style, plus a black cat, just to show she could paint cats, too.


She would play Texas Hold-em with Monopoly money and win $500, then complain with a grin that she could only spend it on candy. Always quick with a quip, or an unexpectedly funny comeback, whether to a family member’s hello, or a doctor’s matter-of-fact interview, Susan was a spark of life. She kept her caregivers laughing and could join in with unexpected harmony during a concert.


She loved her family dogs, Maine, Root Beer, and Whitman’s Chocolate Samplers. Wherever she lived over her long life, she won over friends with her sparkle, despite the challenges of MS. She will be sorely missed by her family.


A private memorial will be planned for August 3rd in Stonington, Maine. In lieu of flowers, please consider remembering Opera House Arts, PO Box 56, Stonington, ME 04681, or the National MS Society, at donate.nationalmssociety.org, under the name Susan Joan Whitman Thomas.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Susan Joan Whitman Ewing Thomas hosted by All County Funeral Home & Crematory.

Susan Joan Whitman Ewing Thomas was born on November 3rd, 1942, and lived a life as long and interesting as her name. She passed away on April 24th, 2024, in Palm City, Florida.


Susan had a beautiful childhood in Manhasset, Long Island, with her parents William F and Lynn Whitman, older sister Mary Linn (Maia), and older brother Bill, Jr. She always remembered outings to the New York Philharmonic and to the Metropolitan Opera.


Shortly after college she married David Ewing, who was a Major in the Army, serving as a helicopter pilot, and had two beloved children Kristin and Eric. While leading much of her life with Multiple Sclerosis, Susan made the best of it, and later married David Thomas, who also had the same health challenges and sense of humor. They travelled the world on cruises, had many adventures, and lived in South Carolina where they made terrific friends.


In the summers they would return to Susan’s favorite place, her grandmother’s home in Stonington, Maine, where all the Whitmans have enjoyed summers for generations. She learned to paint and captured the essence of the fishing boats, family barn and gardens, pine-scented woods, and the deep blue waters of Penobscot Bay. When shown a picture of a blue lobster by Picasso, she said, “I’ll paint one better,” and she did! A blue lobster in the Cubist style, plus a black cat, just to show she could paint cats, too.


She would play Texas Hold-em with Monopoly money and win $500, then complain with a grin that she could only spend it on candy. Always quick with a quip, or an unexpectedly funny comeback, whether to a family member’s hello, or a doctor’s matter-of-fact interview, Susan was a spark of life. She kept her caregivers laughing and could join in with unexpected harmony during a concert.


She loved her family dogs, Maine, Root Beer, and Whitman’s Chocolate Samplers. Wherever she lived over her long life, she won over friends with her sparkle, despite the challenges of MS. She will be sorely missed by her family.


A private memorial will be planned for August 3rd in Stonington, Maine. In lieu of flowers, please consider remembering Opera House Arts, PO Box 56, Stonington, ME 04681, or the National MS Society, at donate.nationalmssociety.org, under the name Susan Joan Whitman Thomas.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Susan Joan Whitman Ewing Thomas hosted by All County Funeral Home & Crematory.

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