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Shirley Ann Newman


05/29/1919 - 10/16/2014 Obituary
Shirley Ann Newman Obituary
Shirley Ann Newman was born in Brooklyn, NY, on May 29, 1919, to Lillian and Arthur Sachs. Shirley graduated New York University with a degree in economics and later earned a master's degree in education. Shirley loved to write. As a child, she wrote many stories and plays. Later she began writing essays and poems. She was a frequent writer of Letters to the Editor to the Californian. More recently, she took up writing books. She was most proud of "From Sinai to the San Joaquin," a history of the Jews in Kern County. She loved to travel. She and her second husband, Max, made many trips abroad. They even spent a year living in Malaga, Spain, and later spent two years in Adelaide, Australia.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Max; and by her sister, Irma (Sachs) Adler. She is survived by her daughter, Heidi Allison and son-in-law, Dr. Robert Allison; her granddaughter, Pamela of Los Angeles; her grandson, Mark (Karen) of Mount Kisco, NY; and two great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff at Evergreen for their thoughtful care and Hoffmann Hospice, who gave her comfort in her last days.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3700 River Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Beth El, 2906 Loma Linda Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93305. For condolences please visit
www.greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 19, 2014
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