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Betty Newville M.D.


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Betty Newville M.D. Obituary
Newville, Betty MD



Betty Lou Newville passed away on August 24, 2016 after a difficult struggle against ALS, often known as Lou Gehrig's disease. She was born on April 30, 1962 in Augusta, Georgia and grew up in nearby Aiken, South Carolina. She attended Aiken high school and graduated from Emory University in 1984. She moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1987 to finish medical school after meeting her future husband on a summer Grand Canyon river trip. They married shortly thereafter and made their home and raised their family in Placitas.



Dr. Newville practiced medicine in Albuquerque for over 25 years, both as a member of the faculty of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and in private practice. Most recently, she served as chief of the hospitalist division and vice-chief of staff at the Sandoval Regional Medical Center of the University of New Mexico.



Dr. Newville was dedicated to the practice of medicine and treasured her work seeing patients and working with other members of the greater Albuquerque medical community. She was much loved by her patients, their families and all who worked with her. She was diagnosed with ALS in 2014. At present there is no cure or real treatment for ALS. Her family asks that you support the needed research to find effective treatments and a cure for this devastating disease. Donations to support this research can be made to the national ALS Association or its local chapter in Albuquerque. Dr. Newville is survived by her husband Ed Newville and their daughters Jessie and Christine.

A memorial gathering for her friends and family to celebrate her life will be announced at a later date.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 28, 2016
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