|Birth: ||Aug. 25, 1941|
|Death: ||Jul. 31, 2013|
Memorial Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 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, NM at St. Mary's Hospital on August 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 predecease her. 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 two daughters, Deborah L Worrell Goluska married to Stan of Roswell, NM and Bridgette M. Worrell Betancur married to Johnny of Colorado Springs, Co. Glenda married Kenneth Newton in 1972. They all survive her. Other survivors are step¬ daughter Billie Arens and her husband Tony of Eagle River, Alaska and step daughter Patricia Medrano of Arizona; Grandchildren: J. Nicholas Betancur of Roswell, NM, Steven W. Goluska of Las Cruces, NM, Ian Betancur of Colorado Springs, CO, Alec Betancur of Colorado Springs, CO, Bryce Arens of Eagle River, AK, Skyler Arens of Eagle River, AK, Michael Medrano of AZ; Great Grandchildren: Dante Aguilar, Sarah Goluska and London Betancur
Glenda had many careers while living in Roswell. Her first job was at Kress Dept. 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. Currently, she was involved with the Red Hats as their "Queen Bee" and serves 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.
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 www.Caringbridge.org/Glenda Newton.
Published August 2, 2013 by LaGrone Funeral Home
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
Record added: Aug 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114790807
Added: Aug. 3, 2013