Judith Lee Newton, 80, went home to her Lord and Savior on June 8, 2021 in her home. She was born December 21, 1940, in Clay City to Malcolm and Ruby (Comer) Waldbieser.
Judy was the mother of 5 children, Terri Nees and husband Rodney of Dallas, Texas; Bill Newton II and his wife Angela of Center Point; Patrick Newton and his wife Jody of Brazil; Dan Newton and his wife Jill of Cloverdale; and Brandon Newton and his wife Jessica of Terre Haute. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill I, and her son Dan. She is survived by one sister, Sharon Thomas of San Antonio, Texas, her daughter, three sons, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Judy loved growing up and living on a farm and especially loved horses. She had aspirations of becoming a veterinarian but upon graduation from high school, Judy moved to Washington D.C. and began working at the State Department. She was very successful at the State Department but missed her family and decided to move back home. She accepted an office job at Anaconda Aluminum in Terre Haute and that was where she fell in love with Bill Newton who was a mill operator there. They were married on July 24, 1964 and had been married for 56 years when Bill passed away last August.
Judy had a knack for gardening, photography, and writing. She had articles published in the local papers and even in national magazines but did not really pursue these areas and instead chose to focus on raising her family and being a godly wife and mother. One of Judy’s greatest joys was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She especially loved Christmas time when the whole family would come together in her home.
Judy loved the Lord and loved singing for Him. She and Bill sang in several groups over the years and always sang in the church choir. During their retirement years, they would travel in their RV and sing gospel music at various campgrounds. Judy was a member of Good News Church and often blessed the church with her beautiful voice.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Clay City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Good News Church in Brazil.
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