Memorial Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Adventure Bible Church, formerly South Manor Baptist Church, 1905 S. Main St., for Glenda Bee Newton, who passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Pastor Butch Neal of Adventure Bible Church will officiate.
Born in Roswell at St. Mary’s Hospital on Aug. 25, 1941, to Glenn and Nona Pickering, she was the only child. Glenn was killed in WWII in 1942. She was raised by her mother, Nona, and stepfather, Earl Blair, who all preceded her in death. Glenda attended all 12 years of school, graduating from Roswell High in 1959, without missing one day. Glenda married Charles Worrell in 1959 and had [auth] two daughters: Deborah L. Worrell Goluska, married to Stan, of Roswell, and Bridgette M. Worrell Betancur married to Johnny, of Colorado Springs, Colo. Glenda married Kenneth Newton in 1972. They all survive her. Other survivors are stepdaughter Billie Arens and her husband, Tony, of Eagle River, Ala., and stepdaughter Patricia Medrano, of Arizona; grandchildren: J. Nicholas Betancur, of Roswell, Steven W. Goluska, of Las Cruces, Ian Betancur, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Alec Betancur of Colorado Springs, Colo., Bryce Arens, of Eagle River, Ark., Skyler Arens, of Eagle River, Ark., Michael Medrano of Arizona; great-grandchildren: Dante Aguilar, Sarah Goluska and London Betancur.
Glenda had many careers while living in Roswell. Her first job was at Kress Department Store at Christmas time. She also worked in mortgage lending, economic development, and oil and gas. She had her own interior decorating business with home interiors and she ended her working career as a personal coach/trainer and manager at Curves for Women.
Community involvement was always important to Glenda. She was an active member of many organizations during her life in Roswell often taking leadership roles. She was involved with the Red Hats as their “Queen Bee” and served on the Chaves County Republican Women board. She was a Sunday School teacher at Adventure Bible Church.
Glenda and Ken enjoyed many travels and the friends that they made while attending conventions and conferences. Glenda touched many lives during her 71 years in Roswell. She will be dearly missed by many who called her friend.
A special thank you goes to the many friends who brought meals, comfort and prayers during her brief illness.
Memorials may be made to the Chaves County Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 193, Roswell, NM 88202-0193, Vista Care Hospice, 400 N. Pennsylvania Ste #500, Roswell, NM 88201, or a charity of your choice.
Information and tributes may also be accessed by logging into caringbridge.org/Glenda Newton. Online condolences may also be made at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.