Elda Ewing Gwillim, 75

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Elda Ewing Gwillim, 75, of Hilton Head Island, S.C. died Wednesday, June 12, 2003 at home.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Russell A. Gwillim of Hilton Head Island; a daughter, Joanne Saunders (John) of Elmhurst Ill.; and her daughters, Linda Gwillim and Cynthia Gwillim both of Charleston, S.C. Other survivors are two grandsons, Kevin and Todd Saunders of Elmhurst, Ill.

Mrs. Gwillim was born Jan. 16,1928 in North Dighton, Mass. to Alice Walton and Charles Ewing. A 26-year resident of Hilton Head Island, with homes also at Elkhorn, Wis., Elmhurst, Ill., and Chebeague Island.

She was an avid golfer and a member of several country clubs including Sea Pines, Long Cove, and Bear Creek on Hilton Head. World travel provided golfing opportunities at many of the finest venues. Her other principal avocation was bridge and she became a champion player.

A memorial service will be held June 17 at 2 p.m. at the James Chapel at the First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Hilton Head Island Humane Association P.O. Box 21790 Hilton Head Island, SC 29925 or Volunteers In Medicine 15 Northridge Drive Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29926 The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.