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Lela M Douglas Newton
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Birth: Apr. 1, 1895
Death: Oct. 17, 2000
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA

Fondly referred to as the oldest living Lobo fan, passed away in her sleep early Tuesday morning.

Born in 1895, she moved to Albuquerque in 1949, where she was employed by the IRS until her retirement from federal services.

She then worked for the County Treasurer until she retired at the age of 83.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Lobo basketball team (past and present) for your kindness and time in decorating her room with Lobo memorabilia and the many exciting nights of Lobo games.

Also thanks to the many fans for singing happy birthday to her in the Pit. This was one of her most fondest memories.

I would like to also express my gratitude to the staff of Sunbridge Mission Manor for your tireless patience and gentle care, and to all of her friends who made her life brighter.

Certainly not last, thank you Phyllis, you were a God send. She was loved by many and will be missed by ALL.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Strong-Throne and interment will be at a later date in Windsor, MO.

(Cremation at Fairview)

When she was much younger, she and her brother wanted to see moving pictures. Her father wasn't the kind of man who would waste anything, including time. His thinking was that, as long as his children were going to be in the playhouse, they were going to be doing something useful, so he bought the theater and made it a family business. That was in Windsor, Mo., where Lela, whose last name was Douglas then, grew up with her older brother Floyd, and younger sister.

She had married Jimmy Phillips when she was 23. They met through a friend at a local dance. He was a railroad man who died a few years later in an accident on his job.

Lela still calls him Mr. Phillips.

She didn't work during her marriages, but when Carl Newton died, she moved to Albuquerque and helped open a branch of the Internal Revenue Service. 
Family links: 
  Logan Douglas (1853 - 1925)
  Sarah E Dickerson Douglas (1870 - 1960)
  Carl Perry Newton (1894 - 1949)
  Floyd Logan Douglas (1892 - 1960)*
  Lela M Douglas Newton (1895 - 2000)
  Lela Phillips Douglas Newton (1895 - 2000)**
  Ruby Fay Douglas Daubresse (1897 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: A.Firefly
Record added: Feb 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33475394

Flowers for you, and prayers for your family.
- Albert *Rev 21:4*
 Added: Nov. 15, 2010

- A.Firefly
 Added: Feb. 1, 2009

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