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“2/3/2011 - I just now learned of the passing of my cousin, Wallace Newman - my belated condolences to his wife and family. I have many pleasant...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Kenneth E Batcher - OH

“Dear Family, Sincere and loving condolences for your great loss. We are all grateful to Wally for dedicating so much love and energy to the Friends...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Sandy Seth - friend

“Dear Patricia, We were devastated to hear about Wally. He was such an inspiration to so many at SNL. I learned so much from him, and continue to do...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: carla neumann busick - NM

“Dear Pat and other family members, On behalf of the Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, I would like to express our...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Leigh Ann Vradenburg

“"On behalf of the French Family of Companies, we express our deepest condolences." ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Buck Dyck - Albuquerque, NM

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NEWMAN-----Wallace E. Newman reached the end of his road on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. After a long and debilitating illness that he endured stoically with patience and wit, he left gladly and gratefully to embrace all that lies beyond. Wally was born June 24, 1933 in Keota, Iowa to Charles E. and Charlotte Newman. With impeccable timing he joined the United States Navy two days before the Korean War began. Following military service, he earned a degree in electrical engineering at Iowa State University and began a long career at Sandia National Laboratories, where he worked with electronic components and neutron generators. When his children took an interest in soccer, he became an instrumental part of the small group of parents who established AYSO in Albuquerque, and he went on to become a stalwart and reliable referee for both youth and men's leagues. His love of the outdoors and mastery of photography produced a legacy of glorious nature images. He used his technical skills and artistic talents to turn the Friends of the Bosque del Apache website into a beautiful and informative resource that he maintained for many years. Wally is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Patricia nee Tolmie; daughter, Karen Martin and husband, Luther; sons, John, James and Mark; grandsons, Luke and John Martin and Austin Burnham; and granddaughter, Ashley Newman. Although he was a private and taciturn man, he felt deep affection and gratitude for his friends and those who cared for him during his illness. He leaves each of you with a fond farewell. He would be deeply honored by donations in his name to the Friends to the Bosque del Apache, P.O. Box 340, San Antonio, New Mexico 87832. God determines the length of our lives, but He allows us to define their depth and breadth. Wally's life was both deep and wide. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Please visit our online guestbook for Wally at www.RememberTheirStory.com.
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