Laurie Lee Ann Newberry
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Laurie Lee Ann Newberry
  • October 22, 1941 - October 20, 2017
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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Laurel Lee (Hester) Newberry age 75, went home to her Savior Friday, October 20, 2017 at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, after fighting a brave battle with leukemia.

Laurie was born to late Lorne G. and Lorraine C. (Garrett) Hester on October 22, 1941 in Hollister, California. She is survived by her loving husband, Newell Newberry; children, Randy Lafferty, Tammy (Don) McAdams, Grady (Miranda) Lafferty, John Newberry, and Angela (Daniel) Byer; grandchildren, Tim Morrison, Nick McAdams, Yvonne Lafferty, Austin Lafferty, Madison Lafferty, Casey Lafferty, Logan Newberry and the children of Angela and Daniel Byer; siblings, Linda "Dee Dee" (Jesse) Loredo, Robin Wade, Betty Bolling, Bill (Judy) Hester, and Barbara Clobes.

Laurie attended Hartnell College in Salinas, California. She worked and raised her children at Tannehill Cattle Ranch in King City, CA and later served as a case worker and supervisor for developmentally disabled adults in group homes in Phoenix, Arizona. She married Newell Newberry June 20, 1994 and they were married for 23 years. Laurie was a loving mother, wife, and sister; a woman of faith; an avid reader; a great cook; and a Trivial Pursuit master. She played the piano and she knew how to use a rifle. Laurie loved animals and found joy and comfort in her dogs Jumpy and Gizmo, who rarely left her side. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Visitation will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 1 pm at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ. Her funeral service will take place 1:30 pm at the same location.

Donations to assist the family with expenses may be sent to: West Resthaven Funeral Home c/o The Family of Laurel Lee Newberry, 6450 W. Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301.