Nancy Newton

Died: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019


Funeral Service

1:30 PM Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
Location: LaFollette's Chapel


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Nancy Newton, 78 died on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at her home.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 6, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at LaFollette's Chapel.

Nancy Salvador Newton was born on April 18, 1940 at Portland’s Good Samaritan Hospital to Leonard Salvadore and Thelma White.
She was a precocious child and could read the newspaper comics by age 3.  As an adult she breezed through a Mensa Admittance Test.  Nancy attended high school at Lincoln in Portland and then Oregon City.  Following high school, she went right to work and spent several years at United Grocers in Milwaukie before moving to Gold Beach where she served as a dispatcher and matron for the Curry County Sheriff’s Office.  Since that job required working nights, she resigned and went to work for Pioneer Title Insurance in Gold Beach before being transferred to Salem and the to Woodburn.
In 1979 she was elected President of the Mid-Williamete Valley Escrow Council.  After a sharp decline in the real estate market, she taught courses at the Norm Webb Real Estate School in Salem.
While in Woodburn she met Dewey Newton, a Woodburn attorney and Justice of the Peace.  They were married in 1981.  A year later, Nancy suffered a career ending ventricular fibrillation event which caused her to spend the next four months in the Salem hospital, about 2 ½ half months of which were spent at the Three Morse Rehab Facility.  Nancy then entered part two of her life as a handicapped person.  Due to the Anoxic brain damage she had suffered, her entire world was now dyslexic: she would no longer drive a car, tell time on an analog clock; make sandwiches; to cite a few examples.  But she could still answer the questions (answers?) on Jeopardy and if you gave her the crossword clue she could usually come up with the answer… she just couldn’t write it down.
Her last years were spent in relative happiness aided by comforting words from an ever declining group of friends who could still remember Super Nancy.  In November 2015 the doctors at St. Charles sent her to hospice with three days to live.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Dewey Newton; Son, Todd Wilhelm of Spokane, Wa; three step-sons, Glenn, Dane and Mark; one step-daughter, Rosalind Reed; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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