Obituary — Gordon L. Hewson |

Obituary — Gordon L. Hewson


A Celebration of Life will take place Aug. 22 for Gordon L. Hewson, who died Aug. 18, 2002, at Community Hospital in Carmel, Calif. He was 80.

Mr. Hewson was born Sept. 11, 1921, at Sacramento, Calif. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1943, and served as a captain in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945. Following his military service he was president of Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. in Los Angeles. While living in Fresno, Calif., he was president of the chamber of commerce and general manager of the Fresno Convention Center. He moved to Lake Tahoe in 1960, where he managed Harveys Resort & Casino and the Del Webb Sahara Hotel & Casino. From 1970 to 1981 he owned and operated Zephyr Cove Resort. Following his retirement he planned group tours to Ireland as well as cruises to the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the South Pacific, while continuing to develop and market land in Nevada. He had been a resident of Carmel, Calif., for the past 15 years.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Evelyn N. Hewson of Carmel; sons, William Hewson of Ireland and Gordon M. Hewson of Auburn, Calif.; daughter, Christine Hewson of Catalina Island, Calif.; stepchildren, William Wolpert of Petaluma, Calif., Jeff Wolpert of Fresno and Vicky Duke of Salinas, Calif.; nine grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will begin at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Carmel. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Aug. 23 at Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno.

Contributions are suggested to Community Hospital Cardiac Care Wing, P.O. Box HH, Monterey, CA 93942.

Arrangements are by The Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, Calif.

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