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Gregory "Newt" L Newton

August 27, 1928 — September 12, 2022

Bellingham, WA

 

Gregory L. Newton "Newt" age 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 12, 2022.  He was born August 27, 1928 in Seattle WA to parents Alan Jones and Olga Lambert. Greg was later adopted by Paul Newton in 1936. In his younger years Greg attended Campus School Bellingham.  Greg graduated from Bellingham High School Class of 1947, throughout high school he was an active member of student government, track and football.

Greg married Doris (Sandness) Newton in 1950. They raised four children together in their beloved Bellingham home. In the early 1950's Greg started his design career with Bellingham Pulp and Paper Mill. Always and avid outdoors man, hiking Shuksan Arm, skiing, biking and water skiing. Greg then opened Newton's Ski and Sea in 1960 in downtown Bellingham. He was Director of The JC Ski School, The Komo Kulshan Ski School and co-founder of The Komo Kid's Ski School, Mt. Baker. In the early 1970's Greg moved to Aspen, CO then Park City, UT where he was a Private Ski Instructor under the Direction of Stien Ericson. During this time Greg developed a love for Stone Masonry, designing and creating for residential and commercial properties. He met married Pat (Olsen) Newton they had a daughter, Megan. Newt' returned to Whatcom County in the 1980's to live in, "the beautiful foothills of Mt, Baker." Continuing his stone work, skiing Mt. Baker and enjoying time with family and friends. Greg cherished the great outdoors and all who knew him understood his deep connection with nature and constantly shared his awe of God’s creation. Newt' was a member of the Lutheran Church in Deming Washington and active member of AA Deming group.

Greg was preceded in death by his son's Keith Newton and Mark Newton. He is survived by sister Pennie Lee (Rich), daughter's Kris Peterson (Ken), Nancy Kromer and Megan Newton. Grandchildren Taryn Bailey (Josh), Natalie McEathron (Grant), Lauren Powell (Jaden), Skye Luke (Jessica), Tyler Newton and Fern Voorhis. 11 Great Grandchildren.

At Newt's request the family will gather for a Celebration of His Life on Mt. Baker, "one sunny day," next August.

"Newt' you are free to ski off into the fresh powder!"  The heavens declare the glory of God, the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. Psalms 19:1

Memorial contributions can be made to Wild Life Society, Special Olypmics, Whatcom Hospice House

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