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Kathryn (Kay) Newman

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Kathryn Jane Newman, aged 97, went home to her Lord on June 24, 2014. At the time of her death she resided in Soulsbyville, (Tuolumne Co.) CA. She and her late husband Frank were long-time residents of "District 10" in Marysville and raised their children on the family peach ranch.

Kathryn was born in Los Angeles September 29, 1916 to Benjamin and Luella Lembke. She graduated from North Hollywood High School. She attended UCLA and Chico State University where she received her B.A. and teaching credentials. Her first teaching position was in a one room school in Biggs Union Elementary School District. She later taught in the Marysville Joint Unified School District until her retirement. She was active in the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and served as state president of that organization. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She and her husband retired to Penn Valley where they lived at Lake Wildwood. Kathryn enjoyed gardening, travel, and reading. She is remembered by her family and friends as a woman of great charm and energy.

Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Janet Newman of La Grange, CA, her son Thomas Newman, Jr. of Lufkin, TX, and grandchildren Michael and Dianne Newman. She was proceeded in death by her sister Lenore "Lee" Phillips and her brother Benjamin Charles "Chuck" Lembke.

At her request, no services will be held. She will be inurned at the Sutter Cemetery. Donations in Kathryn's memory may be made to Hospice of the Sierra, c/o Sonora Regional Hospital, 1000 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on July 6, 2014
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