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Obituary for LaRaine M. (Paquette) Newcomb

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LaRaine M. (Paquette) Newcomb

May 18, 1924 - August 14, 2014

LaRaine was born in Ogden, Utah to Joseph Paquette and Edna (Carroll) Paquette on May 18, 1924. She was the third of four siblings and is the last of her original family, passing away at age 90. She lived her entire life in Ogden.
She attended Ogden City schools and married her childhood sweetheart (who was also her brother’s best friend), Waide G. Newcomb, on May 25th 1943. He preceded her in death on March 19, 1992.
LaRaine and Waide enjoyed traveling, boating, reading, and getting together with friends and family. She was an accomplished artist who left behind many beautiful pieces of hand-painted porcelain. She loved playing her piano, playing mahjong on the computer, and solving crossword puzzles, completing even the toughest New York Times puzzle with hardly any effort. Mom was employed by IRS for 17 years and also worked at HAFB.
LaRaine and Waide had three children: Lee Michael (Sylvia) Newcomb, Richard (Dick and Barbara) Newcomb, and William Newcomb; five grandchildren: Gina (Eric) Munson, Tracie (Jeff) Johnson, Natalie (Ben) Chamberlain, Lori (Sean) Jensen, Michael (Dusty) Preece and 10 great-grandchildren. Mom was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her two brothers, Jim and Bob Paquette, and her sister Mary Marshall.
The family would like to thank the people of Curo Hospice and Comfort Keepers for their excellent care and compassion. We especially want to thank her aide, Dominique Bisseger and her nurse, Parker Newhauser, for their tender care and attention given to comfort our Mom. We respectfully honor our mother’s wishes to be cremated and laid to rest without a formal viewing or funeral. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please remember LaRaine by making a donation to your favorite charity.


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Born: May 18, 1924
Died: August 14, 2014

Condolences for LaRaine M. (Paquette) Newcomb

Mary Jo Hanson posted on 8/19/14

I knew Lorraine through my folks. I remember the fun times Lorraine and Wade had at the card games and dinners usually at Edna and Pink's home or the cabin up in Huntsville. Lorraine always seemed soft spoken and attentive to anyone who she was listening to. The last time I saw Lorraine was when I took my mom to visit her when my mom was in her late 80's. They had a wonderful visit and enjoyed reminiscing about fun times they had and caught up on what families were doing. Please accept my sincere condolence of your mom who was a beautiful and special lady.


Elner J Brandon posted on 8/18/14

My name is Shirley (Brandon) Olsen. I'm writing in behalf of my mother Elner Josephine Brandon. Her husband Raymond, worked the railroad with Waide for years and when they both passed on, mom started going out for dinners, and shopping with LaRaine. They used to go all the way to Brigham City just eat somewhere different. One place they went (I don't know the name) they had the best cooked meatloaf. I don't know which one of you boys had the home in Park City, but LaRaine drove Elner up there to visit and look at a fancy home. They enjoyed the drive. Mom is still here with us but will be 90 years young on Sunday August 24th. We both would like to let you all know we are sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you at this time. We just didn't like how we found out about LaRaine. Have a nice day. Sincerely, Elner J. Brandon & family


Jessie Bishop Lewis posted on 8/18/14

Dear Family of LaRaine and Waide, Jimmy Paquette, Waide Newcomb, and my brother Elias (Tom) Bishop were ALL best friends when they were kids. You never saw one without the other. They always had something going on. We knew if we were looking for my brother Elias, where we would find him. The Paquette/Newcomb family is a great family, and I wish you well. Best to you, Jessie Bishop Lewis