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Thomas Edward "Tom" NEWTON III(1948 - 2014)

NEWTON III, Thomas Edward "Tom"

September 14, 1948 to April 4, 2014

Thomas Edward Newton, III (Tom) passed away April 14, 2014 after a yearlong battle with cancer. He is survived by his father Col. (USAF) Thomas Edward Newton, Jr of Lockhart, TX; His daughter Lori Lynn Monson, and granddaughters Ashley (17) and Audrey (15), of Austin, TX; His sister Bunnie Juhl, brother-in-law Paul Juhl of Tuscon, AZ. and nephew Gary Juhl of San Diego, CA.

Tom was a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran, earning the "Bronze star" among several other military honors, while proudly serving our country. Ceremony with full Military Honors will be held at his Eternal Reefs Memorial Service in Galveston, TX. in the Fall. Family will provide details at that time.

Tom was born in Japan and attended schools, while his father Thomas, his mother Jeanne (deceased) and sister Bunnie served as an Air Force Family. Tom graduated High School in Smyrna, TN. He attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 1973. Tom was an Assistant Vice President in the Banking Industry for many years in Austin, TX and later in Jacksonville, FL. When he returned to Austin, Tom worked for Texas Parks and Wildlife as License Manager, receiving a ten year honorable recognition award Feb. 28, 2014. When Tom wasn't working, he enjoyed camping, fishing, hiking, target shooting, and working on his ranch in Harwood, TX.

Over the past 20 years, Tom has had a true passion and dedication to fundraising efforts for the American Leukemia Foundation and was recognized with an award from former President George W. Bush for his fundraising service. In memory of Tom, the family would welcome donations to the American Leukemia Foundation, the or the Wounded Warriors for our soldiers.

The family would enjoy celebrating Tom's life with close friends and family at Lori Monson's home Saturday, April 12, 2014 between 3:00 and 6:00.

What Cancer CANNOT Do

It cannot cripple LOVE. It cannot alter Hope.

It cannot corrode Faith. It cannot destroy Peace.

It cannot kill friendship. It cannot suppress memories.

It cannot steal Eternal Life. It cannot conquer the Spirit.

It cannot silence COURAGE. It cannot invade the SOUL.

Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 8 to Apr. 12, 2014
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