Elsie Donna Newman, age 86, passed away on January 17, 2018 at her residence in Muddy Creek (Haines), Oregon.
A funeral service for Elsie will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Haines United Methodist Church in Haines, Oregon with Sally Weins officiating. Following the funeral service, friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the Haines United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Elsie was born on September 11, 1931 in Muddy Creek (Haines), Oregon to Henry Walter and Ruby Faye (Ledbetter) Loennig. She attended Muddy Creek High School for the first two years then North Powder High School for the last two years and graduated in 1949. She then went to Oregon State College (now Oregon State University). While in college, she was a member of the sorority Alpha Xi Delta. She graduated in 1953.
In 1952, she married James Edgar Newman in Muddy Creek, Oregon. Her main occupation was being a home maker, but she also worked as a home economics teacher and substitute teacher.
She enjoyed quilting, sewing, spending time with her grandkids and she was an excellent cook. She was a member of the Mutual Improvement Club and was a 4-H Leader.
Elsie is survived by her husband James Newman of Muddy Creek (Haines), Oregon; daughter Rebecca Neys and her husband Joe of St. Paul, Oregon; daughter Angela Sherer and her husband Bob of La Grande, Oregon; son Douglas Newman and his wife Cynthia of Baker City, Oregon; and daughter Kathleen Von Striver of Oregon City, Oregon. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Ruby Loennig; her daughter, Cynthia Diane Worcester; and her son, Eric Scott Newman.
Memorial contributions may be made in Elsie's honor to the American Alzheimer's Association or to the Haines United Methodist Church through Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.