Elizabeth B. "Bettie" Newsom, 90, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, passed away
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on Friday April 18, 2014 in Carlsbad. Mrs. Newsom requested that there be no memorial services. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City, Oregon. Arrangements are by Denton-Wood Funeral Home in Carlsbad and Cole Tribute Center in Baker City, Oregon.
Elizabeth was born in Berkeley, California to Claude Benjamin and Elizabeth Boyd Moss on August 13, 1923. She attended school in Pasadena, California, graduating in 1944. She married Norris L. "Tex" Newsom on August 20, 1948, in Altadena, California. She supported her husband "Tex" in managing ranch operations in California, Oregon and Washington. She was involved in Eastern Star, Job's Daughters, the American Quarter Horse Association and the Blue Mountain (Oregon) Quarter Horse Association.
She enjoyed travel that included Kenya, Japan, Mexico, Canada and the Bahamas. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, reading, caring for ranch animals and especially caring for her family.
Elizabeth is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Elizabeth Moss, her husband Norris L. "Tex" Newsom, and brothers, Claude Jr. and Robert Moss.
Elizabeth is survived by two daughters: Sandra McLean (Michael) of Carlsbad and Carol Veach (Mark) of Watertown, S.D.; two grandchildren, Jeff McLean of Carlsbad, NM and Audrey Speziale of Peoria, Ariz.; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Landsun Homes Caring Hands Fund, 2002 Westridge Road, Carlsbad, NM 88220. The family of Elizabeth Newsom wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of Landsun Homes and Hospice and the dedicated EMT's and Paramedics who serve the Carlsbad area.
Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home
1001 North Canal Street Carlsbad, NM 88220
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on Apr. 27, 2014