Patsy Ruth (Girty) Newton died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at her home in Lakeview with her daughter at her side.
Patsy was born Feb. 13, 1936 in Earlsboro, Okla. Patsy graduated from Cody High School in May 24, 1954 and married Kenneth O. Newton on June 6, 1954 in Cody, Wyo. Patsy, Ken, and their first three girls moved from Cody in 1961 and lived in many places including Arizona, California and Oregon. In 1970, soon after the birth of their fourth daughter, they settled in Lakeview.
Pasty worked at the local ‘Dames’ mill and was a waitress at Lakeview restaurants – the Indian Village and Iron Skillet. For 27 years Patsy was employed with the US Forest Service and transferred to many National Forests throughout her career. In 2004, she retired from the Klamath National Forest in Yreka, Calif. and moved back to Lakeview, where she tackled her next career (or hobby) of babysitting her great-grandchildren. This was the highlight of her days and she dearly loved and enjoyed each and every one of them. Patsy leaves a legacy and memories that her family, and certainly her many friends, will cherish for a lifetime.
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Lucy Girty, her ex-husband Kenneth O. Newton, and seven siblings.
Patsy is survived by her four daughters: Mikell Newton of Lakeview; Patty and Gary Mills of Lakeview; Peggy and Steve Patten of Green Valley, Ariz. ; and Billie Jo and Jim DeMaagd of Redding, Calif.; sister, Katie Pease of Odessa, Texas; grandchildren all of Lakeview, Carly and Rod Alves, Jackie and Shea Robinson, Coley and Brandi Neider and Craig Mills; great-grandchildren, Dayton and Benny Alves and Haley, Quincie and Corvin Neider.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the First Presbyterian Church. Committal was in the Westside Cemetery followed by a dinner at the Elk’s Lodge.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lake Senior Center, 11 N. G St., Lakeview or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel had charge of the arrangements.