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Ellen T. Newberry


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Ellen T. Newberry Obituary
August 19, 1933 - June 15, 2017 Ellen T. Newberry, 83, of Torrance, CA, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, June 15th, 2017. She was born August 19th, 1933 in Prince George's County, MD. Ellen graduated from the Temple University School of Nursing in 1954 and then embarked on a 40-year career as a registered nurse. She married Richard Buel Newberry on August 10th, 1957. Upon retirement, Ellen volunteered for the Torrance Sheriff's office and subsequently served as a volunteer at LAX, assisting passengers traveling through the airport. She was additionally a dedicated congregant of Riviera United Methodist Church in Redondo Beach, CA. Ellen was an avid knitter and famously recreated a Vermeer painting that her husband admired using counted cross-stitch embroidery. She loved keeping in touch with family members and kept everyone informed of family news. Ellen was preceded in death by daughter, Linda Lyle Newberry, brother John Tunison and sister Alice Burt. She is survived by Dick Newberry, her loving husband of 60 years; daughter Carol, son-in-law Dave and grandson Peter Clark of Long Beach, CA; sister Jane Backstrom and brother Donald Tunison. A private memorial service was held on Monday, June 26th, 2017. Memorial contributions can be made to Riviera United Methodist Church, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277 www.rivieraumc.com
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 29 to July 3, 2017
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