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Obituary for Robert John Newman

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Robert John Newman

November 27, 1931 - April 15, 2014

Robert John Newman, 82, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Robert was born November 27, 1931 in Pleasant Grove, Utah son of Frank Byrd Newman and Edna Holdaway.

He married LuDean Adams, November 27, 1952. They were blessed with three daughters, she later passed away. On October 27, 1973 he married A. Jean Kemp in Las Vegas, NV; their marriage was later solemnized in the Timpanogos Temple. Together they raised six children.

Bob had served as an MP in the Army during the Korean War and received an Honorable Medical Discharge.

Bob had a great singing voice in his younger years; he sang in the Messiah. He had a distinguished career in management in the transportation industry. Throughout Bob’s life he loved to serve his fellowman. He loved camping and sharing these memories and good times with his family. He later enjoyed serving his community at Leavitt’s Mortuary. Robert was an active High Priest in the Pleasant Valley 4th Ward. He held many callings in his ward.

Robert is survived by his sweetheart, Jean; five daughters and one son; Debra (Dan) Martin, Evanston, WY., Beverly (Mike) Riess, Redondo Beach, CA., John D. Newman, South Ogden, UT., Barbara (Steve) Bliss, Salt Lake City, UT., Pamela (Larry) Thorson, Springville, UT., Bethanie (Curtis) Dansie, Savage, MN., and his faithful companion, Lucy Lu. Also surviving are, 19 Grandchildren, 42 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great Grandchild.

The family would like to thank CNS Hospice for their loving care of Bob.

Family will greet friends Monday, April 21, 2014 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th Street, Ogden, UT.


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, April 21, 2014

Time: 11:45 am - 1:45 pm

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Leavitt’s Mortuary and Aultorest Memorial Park

836 – 36th St.


Service Information

Date: Monday, April 21, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, April 21, 2014

Time: 3:00 pm -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: November 27, 1931
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Susan Poppen posted on 4/22/14

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was always so kind to me and teased me about have a Chevy truck as I did him for having a Ford truck. So sorry for your loss.


Scott Holdaway posted on 4/21/14

I am so sorry to learn of the death of my cousin, Bob Newman. I send my sincere sympathies to all of the Newman family. I remember Bob way back in Pleasant Grove when we were all just kids and young adults. I would see him when we would visit from Wyoming. I am grateful that Bob was able to have such a long and successful life.


Melanie Christensen posted on 4/20/14

Oh what a great guy Robert Newman was... And what an incredible loving couple, Jean and Bob....... I loved waiting on them at Ruby River Restuarant....... Bob was always so kind and asked if i did my swim and run that morning. I am so sad to see him gone from us, but happy is at peace..... Thank you for making my day, every time i saw you at the restuarant... Sincerely Melanie Christensen


Don Holdaway posted on 4/19/14

I was sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I fondly remember our younger days and visiting cousin Bob and his younger brother David in Pleasant Grove.


Ron Holdaway posted on 4/19/14

I recall with warm memories the annual visits with Bob, David, and our other cousins when we came down from Wyoming as well as the times they came up to Afton to see us. . Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with Bob's family at this time.


Tawnie Love posted on 4/19/14

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your all in my prayers.


Benjamin A. Sims, Chaplain, DAV posted on 4/19/14

To the Family: We were saddened to learn of the death of Robert John Newman. He was a great man who loved his fellowman. He provided military service to our country at a time of its need. He will be missed. Sincerely, Benjamin A. Sims, Chaplain, Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 14, on behalf of Commander Lee Sanchez and the officers and members of Chapter 14