The San Diego Union-Tribune Page: A-17
April 23, 1991
Writer Jackie Dewey-Everingham, 67, died Thursday in her Imperial Beach home, where private memorial services were conducted. Cremation was planned, with ashes to be scattered at sea. Mrs. Dewey-Everingham was born in Phoenix, lived in the county 23 years and was an author, columnist and free-lance writer, winning several San Diego Press Club awards for articles published in the San Diego Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, airline in-flight magazines and other publications. Her "Guess What" column appeared in the Chula Vista Star News from 1970 to 1982.
She was the author of "Of Life and Breath," a book published in 1977 recounting her lifelong struggle with asthma, and at the time of her death had completed the final draft of a novel based on her grandparents' adventures during the building of the Panama Canal. She was a longtime member of the San Diego Press Club.
Survivors include her husband, Roy; a daughter, Nancy Welnick of Imperial Beach; three sons, Joseph Welnick of Phoenix, Steve Welnick of Carlsbad and Vince Welnick of San Rafael, Calif.; two stepsons, Gary Everingham and Buck Everingham, and a stepdaughter, Becky Calen, all of San Diego; a brother, Roy Dewey of Vancouver, Wash.; and eight grandchildren. The family suggested donations to Friends of Our Little Brothers, P.O. Box 25507, Tempe, Ariz. 85282-0810.