BREVARD - George Robert Newberry, 96, passed on Aug. 10, 2013, at his loving home at Kingsbridge House in Brevard, N.C.
He was born in Abilene, TX on Aug. 6, 1917, and his family, including siblings, Hilliard, Weldon, Harold, Flora, Frank, and Jane, moved to Colorado when he was 10. He lived in Colorado for 52 years, marrying Corrine Bernice Morris on June 28, 1942, and they were devoted to one another for 62 years. Together, George and Bernice owned Newberry Greenhouse where they grew award-winning carnations.
George served as president of the Colorado Flower Growers Association, and in 1968, Newberry Greenhouse was awarded the gold medal at the National Flower Growers Association Convention. Upon their retirement in 1980, George and Bernice moved to California and Arizona before George moved to Albuquerque, N.M. and then to Hendersonville, N.C. in 2008.
George was a dedicated Christian Scientist, relying solely on God for healing for over 70 years. He was an active member of local Christian Science churches in Colorado, California, Arizona, and New Mexico, serving as Reader, board of directors member, beloved Sunday school teacher, and in many supportive committee positions. Most recently, he was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist in Hendersonville, where he resided for three years before moving to Brevard.
George lived a deeply spiritual and joyful life, sharing his gentle spirit, broad smile, and kindness with others. He is cherished by his son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Joella Newberry of Hendersonville, NC, his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Tylor Hall of Albuquerque, NM, four grandchildren, Melissa Hall, Drury Hall, Sam Newberry, and Laura Newberry, three great-granddaughters, Dyln Newberry-Yokley, Rowan Ashley-Hall, and Laurel Ashley-Hall, his brother and sister, Frank Newberry and Jane Wurtzbach of Colorado, and numerous nieces and nephews.
No services are planned. To honor George, treat all those you encounter with gentle loving kindness.