Emma Lou Newman, age 73, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Willapa Harbor Hospital. She was born in Aberdeen, Washington on March 5, 1939, to George and Ruby Bell.
She grew up in John’s River and attended Ocosta High School. She had two sisters and four brothers, Myrtle (Bell) Bassinger (deceased), Florence (Bell) Edwards, Lester, Arthur, George and Bob Bell. Emma married the late Raymond Newman on December 31, 1964.
She is also survived by her four children, a daughter Della (Newman) Chandler, and three sons, George, Darrell and Rance Newman. Emma also had 8 grandchildren and 2 greatgrandchildren.
Emma enjoyed scrapbooking and watching her grandchildren play sports.
A celebration of life will be taking place for family and friends at the American Legion in Raymond at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013. Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond.