Eleanor Mildred Newton, 95
Eleanor Mildred Newton passed away peacefully at the call of the Lord Friday, August 25, 2017 at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Hayden, Idaho, where she resided for the past 2 ½ years.
Eleanor was born on July 19, 1922 in New Salem, North Dakota to Edmund Max Ullrich and Mary Anna (Katzke) Ullrich. She attended elementary school and junior high school in New Salem. The family then relocated to Kellogg, Idaho where she attended high school and where she met Ben L. Newton, marrying in 1938. They had three children: Marilyn, Dennis, and Lance.
Eleanor’s life was centered on family, friends, gardening, family camping, fishing, and her miniature Chihuahua, Oreo. Eleanor was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She was active in PTA, a Cub Scouts Den mother, and the numerous activities of her children.
Eleanor is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ben and her brother, Edwin Ullrich. She is survived by daughter, Marilyn R. Steinwandel (Chuck) of Clackamas, Oregon; son, Dennis N. Newton of Salem, Oregon; son, Lance S. Newton (Nora) of Hayden, Idaho; brother, Rayton Floyd Ullrich (Joan) of Harrison, Idaho; sister, Blondine Laverne Dorendorf of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho; five grandchildren: Jeff Newton, Stacey Steinwandel, Norm Newton, Elizabeth Newton, and Anthony Newton; along with numerous nephews, nieces, and great grandchildren.
Mom, you lived a full, long, wonderful life. Rest in Peace. We will miss you and forever remember you.
A viewing/visitation is planned from 5 PM-7 PM Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Yates Funeral Home - Coeur d’ Alene Chapel, 744 N. 4th St., Coeur d’ Alene. A Celebration of Eleanor’s life will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Yates Funeral Home - Coeur d’ Alene Chapel with a graveside service at 3 PM at Forest Cemetery. A reception will be held following the graveside at 4 PM at Yates Funeral Home - Hayden Chapel, 373 E. Hayden Ave., Hayden, Idaho.
Vaya Con Dios
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