Wednesday, August 12, 2020


Moab, UT

77.9 F

    Fred Newman, 1924 ~ 2010

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    Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend saddled up July 28, 2010, and took flight with the angels to heaven to join his family that left before him.

    He was born on Nov. 12, 1924 in Bluff, Utah, to Wesley Newman and Minnie Wheeler Newman, the first born of seven children.

    Fred was a graduate of Grand County High School and he served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. Fred was the Moab soldier who pulled Mitch Williams from his crashed airplane in the Pacific Islands. He served in New Guinea and the Philippines. He was honorably discharged in 1946 as a staff sergeant.

    Fred spent most of his life as a cattleman, the job he loved the most. He wanted to be known as “an ole’ cowboy” until the day he put his good ear to the dirt. He also worked in the uranium mine and mill.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, John, and his sisters, Dorothy Moore and Dona Ruhter.

    He is survived by three sisters, Myrna Goodrich, Ellen Lefler, and Kathy Lefler; his children and step-children, Linda Lee Eslick, Susan Pipkin, Jodie Newman, Jennifer Anderson, Fred Newman, Rocky Adams, and Tina Coker; numerous grand- and great-grandchildren; and loving partner and best friend, La Varre Hibl.

    Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Moab, Utah.

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