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Albert Burton "Al" Newman


1940 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Albert Burton "Al" Newman Obituary
Albert "Al" Burton Newman, 76, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his home.
Albert was born April 7,1940 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Arnold Anderson Newman and Paula Burton Newman.
Albert attended and graduated from Bonneville High School, and earned his Associate degree from Idaho State University. He has lived in Idaho Falls, Island Park, Leadore, Pocatello and Wapello.
In February of 1962 Albert married Edith Irene McMurtey in Milo, Idaho.
Albert worked as a cowboy in Island Park and Leadore until a back injury brought him and his family back to Pocatello to go to school. He graduated as a construction estimator and worked for Goodwin Construction and Gale Lim Construction as an estimator.
Albert was a true cowboy, he helped start the Old Timers Rodeo and the Blackfoot Ranch Rodeo. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting, roping, team penning, and spending time with his family and his grandchildren.
Albert is survived by his wife Edith, of Blackfoot; son, Monte (Shellie) Newman of St. Anthony; daughter, Julie (Randy) Wilmot of Shelley; sisters, Launa Grigg of Idaho Falls, Nola Oliver of Rigby; ten grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parent, Arnold and Paula Newman; infant children, Ladd and Crystal Newman; his brother Stewart Newman and brother-in-law Doug Oliver.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Wapello LDS Church. Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Hawker Funeral Home and again for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow the services in the Milo Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Dec. 29, 2016
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