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John D. Newman

On July 7, 2020, our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, John D. Newman passed away peacefully on his birthday with three of his sisters and mother by his side. John was born on July 7, 1956, in Ogden, Utah.

John grew up in Pleasant Grove and Ogden Utah, later moving to Wyoming. After living in Wyoming for several years, he moved back to Ogden to care for his parents, Robert J. and A. Jean Newman.

His incredible sense of humor was a constant reminder to not take life too seriously. John was a unique blend of kindness and grit. He was generous, selfless, friendly, and overall a genuinely good human being. Although he dealt with some physical limitations, he never saw those limitations as restrictions on his ability to share his talents with anyone who was in need of help. He lived life on his terms with courage and determination.

John loved to learn and was always curious how things worked-he would take things apart just to put them together again. He was able to fix and repair anything. John loved Nascar racing, horses, and enjoyed sharing the love of outdoors with his family.

John is survived by his mother, A. Jean Newman, his sisters: Debbra Martin, Beverly Ries, Barbara Bliss, Pamela Thorson, and Beth Dansie. His son, Dustin Newman.

John is preceded in death by his father, Robert J. Newman, and grandparents.

The family would like to offer sincere gratitude and appreciation for the many wonderful doctors, nurses, and staff that cared for John and heartfelt thank you to the angels from Intermountain Healthcare Homecare and Hospice.

Due to the current COVID19 restrictions, a private graveside service was held at Leavitt’s Memorial Park in Ogden, Utah. John was laid to rest next to his father at Leavitt’s Memorial Park on July 9, 2020.

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Hearing about this has made me sad. John always would come into Fast Stop and we created a Wonderful Friendship. He could always make me laugh, or brighten my day. He had a Heart of Gold. May he Rest in Peace, and he will be missed..

Kathy Terkelson Jul 11 2020 12:00 AM