Chief Petty Officer Scott E. Newberry, United States Coast Guard, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 28, 2009 at his home in Alexandria, Virginia. He was an operations specialist who had served his country for more than 10 years in the Coast Guard. Scott Eugene Newberry was born on January 9, 1981 at Fort Carson, Colorado. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of First United Methodist Church youth ministry. He was a 1999 graduate of Palmer High School and immediately entered the Coast Guard. Scott loved the water and volunteered as a youth swim coach. His greatest love, however, was the United States Coast Guard. He is survived by his mother: Karen S. White of Colorado Springs; his grandmother: Frances E. Newberry of Colorado Springs; his sister: Tateum Bowers of Colorado Springs; his father: John C. (wife, Stephanie) White of Stevens Point, Wisconsin and his biological father: Vincent J. (wife, Debra) McClain of Anchorage, Alaska. He is also survived by his uncle: Charles (wife, Cheryl) Green of Colorado Springs; his great uncle: Roy Canterbury (wife, Benita) of Canon City, Colorado; a niece, Amelia Bowers of Colorado Springs and several cousins. A visitation is planned for 5:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 5, at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Funeral Services with Coast Guard Honors are scheduled for 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel. Cremation will follow and he will be inurned near his grandfather at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum. Memorials in Scott's name may be made to the Colorado AIDS Project, 2490 W. 26th Avenue, Suite 300A, Denver, Colorado 80211 or to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.
Published in The Gazette on Jan. 1, 2010