Spencer Robertson Newell |
Virginia Beach - Spencer Robertson Newell died June 13, 2014 at home.
Mrs. Newell was born June 26, 1930 in Richmond and was the daughter of Archibald G. and Margaret S. Robertson. She graduated from St. Catherine's School in Richmond and Bradford Junior College in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She was a member of the Junior League of Norfolk and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and a lifetime Episcopalian.
She was a devoted, wonderful, and loving mother. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joseph R. Newell, Jr., two sons J. Ross Newell, III and wife Garland of Staunton, Virginia, Archibald G. R. Newell of Encinitas, California, and daughter Evie Newell Angevine and husband James of Earlysville, Virginia, grandchildren Elizabeth and Emma Newell, Kayley and Alexander Newell, Margaret and Joseph Angevine, and two sisters Margaret R. Christian and Frances R. Gill.
The family is grateful for the wonderful help of her care givers Kimberly Reynolds and her family and Hospice of Sentara.
A memorial service will be held at Galilee Church on Tuesday, June24th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Burial at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond will be private. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, Virginia Beach Chapel is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made at hdoliver.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451-9886, or to Hampton Roads Community Foundation, 101 W. Main Street # 4500, Norfolk, VA 23510.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 15, 2014