1937 - 2014 Mildred E. 'Millie' Newell, 77, of Lumberton, Texas died November 1, 2014 at a local hospital. A native of Camden, New Jersey she had lived in Texas for over forty years. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, 'Ron' Newell; parents Edward P Snellbaker Jr and Tillie M (Schmincke) Snellbaker; older brothers, Edward and John 'Jack' Snellbaker and sons, Raymond and Michael. Survivors include daughters, June Turner and husband John, Rita Kirby; son Roy Somers Sr and wife Barbara; children of her heart, Kenneth Rigney, Rebecca Newell Rigney, and Matthew Newell; younger brother Arthur Snellbaker Sr and wife Martha; half sister Carol Socash and husband Dennis; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are devoted and very special friends Rich and Tracy Owen - without whom Millie could not have made it through the years after Ron's death. At Millie's request there will be no services.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 10, 2014