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 Newman Baum Conklin

Newman Baum Conklin

Birth
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Death 8 Mar 2009 (aged 92)
Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Burial Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Plot Rhododendron Garden
Memorial ID 132817904 · View Source
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Newman Baum Conklin, 92, passed away on March 8, 2009 in his Edmonds home. He was born January 1, 1917 to David and Dr. Celia (Newman) Conklin in Seattle, WA. Newman was the youngest of three children having two older sisters, Roberta and Winifred. His family moved to Alderwood Manor in 1928. He attended Alderwood Grade School and graduated from Edmonds High in 1934.

Newman loved scouting. He was the first Eagle Scout in South Western Snohomish County and was Scoutmaster of Troup 49 until enlisting in the United States Navy in 1942.

While stationed in Pasco, he met the one true love of his life. Newman and Genevieve Moore were married on January 21, 1945 and had two children, Barbara Shadduck and Gary Conklin. Following the Navy, he enrolled under the G.I. bill at Whitman College, graduating in 1950.

The couple owned and operated Conklin Appliance in Lynnwood. He was a founding Director of the Lynnwood-based City Bank where he served 32 years.

Newman was a Master Mason of Robert Burns Lodge, Past Patron of the Alderwood Chapter of Eastern Star, a Nile Shriner, a Lynnwood Elk, and an Elks travel club member.
Once retired, the couple became "snow birds" traveling to their Palm Springs home on the golf course. Avid travelers, Newman and Genevieve took more than 100 trips together.

Newman leaves his loving wife of 63 years, Genevieve; daughter, Barbara Shadduck (Glenn); and son, Gary Conklin (Jeanne). He was a special grandfather to Tara Shadduck (Steve Wangen), Janette Cline (Paul), Kelsey Bellin (Jesse) and Cheryl Conklin. Stories of his life will be passed on to great-grandchildren Roman and Lucia Shadduck and Austin and Cory Cline. He also leaves Sam Arthur, of Springdale, WA and Jim Ward of Everett, who were raised by his parents.

Donations may be made in Newman's memory to the Alderwood Manor Heritage Association, P.O. Box 2206, Lynnwood, 98036.
Those touched by Newman's life are invited to a celebration of his life from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at the Everett Golf & Country Club, 1500 52nd Street SE, Everett.

Published in The Herald (Everett) from Mar. 11 to Mar. 14, 2009


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  • Created by: R. Elwood
  • Added: 14 Jul 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 132817904
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Newman Baum Conklin (1 Jan 1917–8 Mar 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 132817904, citing Floral Hills Cemetery, Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by R. Elwood (contributor 47816069) .