Patricia K. Newton


Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2006


  Patricia K. Newton

Patricia K. Newton

Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident Patricia K. Newton died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, after battling cancer at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 55.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at First Baptist Church at Mile 12.5 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Pastor Ken Chadwick will officiate. Burial will follow the service at the Kenai City Cemetery. Military honors will be performed by the VFW Post No. 10046 and American Legion Post No. 20.

Mrs. Newton was born Feb. 6, 1951, in Cushing, Okla. She graduated high school and then attended East Central State University in Ada, Okla., where she received her bachelor of science degree in sociology and psychology. While in college, she met and married David R. Newton.

She worked for General Tire Company from 1972 until she enlisted in the U.S. Army on Feb. 5, 1974. She worked at the Mental Hygiene Clinic in Fort Sill, Okla. In June 1975, she worked at the Family Life Center and Bassett Army Hospital at Fort Wainwright. She was honorably discharged Feb. 4, 1977. After her discharge she was a homemaker.

She and her husband moved to Alaska in July 1986. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kenai. She also was involved with Wings Christian Academy, where she was a volunteer Spanish teacher. She enjoyed Christian music, reading, play pool and cards.

“We will miss her dearly. She was an excellent wife and mother. My wife and I would get up at 5 a.m. and play cards and talk,” her husband said.

Mrs. Newton was preceded in death by her father, Walter Hillhouse Sr.; and stepfather, S.M. Ethridge.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, David R. Newton of Kenai; daughter, Melissa Newton of Kenai; brother, Walter Hillhouse Jr. of Muskogee, Okla.; and mother, Patsy Hillhouse of Checotah, Okla.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, Central Peninsula Unit, P.O. Box 2165, Kenai, AK 99611.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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