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Harriette J. Newman
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1925
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 2012
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA


She was truly strong at heart and tender, gracious and merciful in nature. She and her identical twin Rochelle were born in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day, 26 November 1925.

Both girls were vivacious, outgoing, in truth "Never Met a Stranger" and were popular throughout their lives. They gave up promising professional acrobatic dancing careers to join the women who replaced the men going off to war.

Harriette worked for the Army's Signal Corps until the war's end.

In August 1943, she accepted Cadet Stanley Newman's proposal letter. They were married August 1945, and almost immediately, Stanley returned to college.

In 1948, they moved to Oklahoma City, where they have resided ever since. Harriette became a registered nurse, entering that profession in her 30's. A graduate of the OU certificate nursing program, she worked for University Hospital and Children's Hospital in Labor & Delivery, Women's Clinic and Children's Surgery.

During her career, she mentored many young doctors and nurses. She was the kind of person who could light up a room with her genuine friendliness and warmth. When she was your friend, she was your friend through good times and bad, always ready to help you when you needed a boost in morale or someone to be with you during personal tribulations.

She is survived by daughters, Marsha (John) Greiner and Linda (Dee) Steer; son, George (Audree) Newman;

granddaughters, Laura (Jon) Burdette and Melissa (Kevin) Koon; and grandson, Michael (Vanessa) Steer;

great-grandchildren, Jarah Burdette, Gracie Burdette, Cayden Koon and Chloe Koon; and her nieces and nephew, Jean Sachs, Robin Sachs, and George Sachs; along with other extended family members and friends.

We all grieve the loss of our dear and precious Family Matriarch and know that all of her loving extended family and friends will join in our prayers that she and her twin are once again together in the presence of God.

We are grateful to the staff at Bellevue Health & Rehabilitation Center, to Mercy Hospice, and to Harriette's special guardian angel, Winda Parker.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Temple B'nai Israel, 4901 N Pennsylvania Ave, 73112; the Alzheimer's Association , 3555 NW 58, Ste 220, 73112; or to the charity of choice.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Temple B'nai Israel, 4901 N. Pennsylvania, followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, 13400 N. Kelley Ave., under the direction of Hahn Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Home.

Published in The Oklahoman on April 14, 2012

Memorial Park Cemetery
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
Maintained by: Cyndie
Originally Created by: N. Dale Talkington
Record added: Apr 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88476219
Harriette J. Newman
Added by: N. Dale Talkington
Harriette J. Newman
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THANKS to Glenda Eisenhour for the heads-up on the cemetery location.
- N. Dale Talkington
 Added: Jul. 7, 2013

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