Donald Dean Newton, 82, passed away Nov. 26, 2010. Survived by his wife of 27 years, Elaine; children, Leslie D (Matt) Feeney of Denver, Curtis D. (Tamara) Newton of Cleveland, Ohio, Chris A Newton of Denver, Andrew (Kari) Artzberger of Loveland and Brenda (Doug) Vaughn of Pueblo; grandchildren, Suzanne Arnold, Dusty Arnold, Weston Dean Newton, Grayson Newton, Sadie Newton, Lily Newton, Jared Vaughn, Karlie Vaughn, Alison Artzberger, Danica Artzberger, Hannnah Feeney, and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Linda (Artzberger) Craig and Billy Craig. Don was born June 13, 1928, in Monticello, Iowa. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado. Don was a State Farm Insurance Agent in Pueblo for 31 years before his retirement in 1993. Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Silver State Lodge #95, AF&AM, Southern Colorado Consistory, Al Kaly Shrine, York Rite, F.O. Eagles Arie #145, BPO Elks #90 and American Legion. Don was an avid bowler and enthusiastic golfer. He served as a volunteer at Parkview Medical Center and as the treasurer of Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 AM, Wednesday, Dec. 01, 2010, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, with Pastor Adrian Washington officiating. Inurnment at Mountain View Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 10 University Cir., Pueblo, CO 81005, or Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund in Pueblo West, 1501 W. McCulloch Blvd., Pueblo West, CO 81007. Online condolences at

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  1. Don was our insurance agent for many years. he was a good person. I am sorry for your loss. The Porteniers.

  2. Don was our insurance agent for many years. He was not only our agent, he was our friend. What an awesome guy he was. It was always a pleasure to see him and his kind smile that he wore.
    It is our prayer that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will give you peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time.
    Don was truly a blessing to so many and he will be sadly missed.
    Hugs, David and Valerie

  3. Don was so very kind to me when I was the secretary at Westminster. I will remember him with good thoughts. My prayers are with you.

  4. Dad,
    I want to thank you for the talk you and I had last summer, when it was just you and me.
    We both shared our feelings, our thoughts, our what ifs, our could have’s…our regrets.

    We never had a talk like that before and I will always cheish that day.

    I love you dad…you are in a much better place.

    Love, Leslie

    P.S. remember when you use to call me “LISA” when I was little….

  5. I am sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I recall Don being a loving and compassionate father, and a good neighbor with a wonderful family. Curtis, I enjoyed reading your memory of your father. So long ago he left you and your family many gifts in the form of being there, setting examples, sharing experiences together, and creating memories that will be passed along to friends and family. I wish the family strength in this difficult time.

    Dan Kester

  6. Dear Elaine & Family,

    We were shocked & grieved to read of Don’s passing. Don was a great business man & a real gentleman, a man who was looked up to in our industry. I never spoke with anyone who didn’t admire & appreciate Don’s integrity.

    I considered Don a good friend & enjoyed his friendship & his outstanding sense of humor.

    We send our love and sympathy to you & your family.

    Pepper & Bill Rhinehart

  7. Dear Elaine & family:
    I didn’t have the honor of knowing Don as a felow agent since he retired prior to my moving to Trinidad; however, I did meet him after moving to Southern Colorado in ’94 and that person was as warm and friendly as the reputation which preceded our introduction.
    I’m sure you will miss him, but hope the memories of the many ways he reached out to others and the special times you shared will help keep his smile alive in your hearts.
    My thoughts & prayers are with you.
    Laura DeBella

  8. We at the State Farm Pueblo Agency Field Office are very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our deepest sympathy & thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

  9. Walking with Dad. Long into winter, when the world lay shivering under a blanket of fresh snow, my Dad and I would take long walks. We would bundle up in our warmest clothes- coats, hats, and mittens, struggle into our boots, and set out into the crisp cold air of a winter afternoon. My Dad and I would make fresh tracks across the field of snow outside our house, across the prairie to the railroad tracks. The shiny smooth rails would stretch out ahead of us, pulling us to the horizon where the gray skies met the endless white plain. Dad would hold my hand with his enormous gloved fingers clamping down on my little fingers as they swam in their mittens. We would talk as I searched the rail bed for the rare spikes that had freed themselves to become found treasure. As we walked, time and distance were forgotten; hours were gauged by the remaining sunlight, and distance was relative only to our conversation. We would find ourselves miles from home in the failing light. I miss you Dad

  10. Grandpa- You are and will always be my “Knight and Shinning Armor”!You always made a point to tell me how proud you were of me. But I’m the lucky one, to have such a wonderful man as my GRANDPA. I miss you so much it hurts. I love you.
    Suzanne Marie Canik

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