Shirley Ann Newman, 84, passed away Sept. 4, 2013. Survived by her sons, Gary (Sandy) and Phil (Mimi); six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and extended family. Preceded in death by her husband, Saul. Shirley was born Oct. 11, 1928, in La Harpe, Ill., to Merwyn and Marie (Hurdle) Kimble. She was a registered nurse. Memorial service, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Inurnment, 1:30 Sunday, Sept. 15, at Eads Cemetery, Eads, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo Diabetes Association. Online condolences,

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  1. Phil,
    So sorry to catch this notice late.
    Your mom was a very special lady. She was always a good friend and I have many fond memories of her.
    My sincerest sympathies to you and your family.

  2. Phil and Mimi,
    Our heart goes out to you all as you celebrate your Mother’s grand life. She always viewed life with eyes brimming over the top with possibilities … and unlike most people, she actually went and did the things she was dreaming and thinking about … she was a Grand Lady with such joi de vivre (Joy of Life)!
    From chaperoning all of us young high school musicians on our first European Band trip … to continually learning and experiencing new things … she modeled a free spirit and living with joy.
    I also still carry my fondness for her delicious snickerdoodle cookies … warm from the oven with ice cold milk!
    May you all take comfort in one another, in a lifetime of pictures and shared experiences with your Mom that will live on in your hearts … and may the peace of our God’s tender healing hands bring you comfort and a smile in your heart.
    Love to you all,
    Ray and Brenda Iniguez

  3. I remember my mom speaking of those wonderful times with you. Thank you for our kind words. I would love an invitation to view the Hurdle history.

  4. Gary, Sandy, Phil & family,

    I was saddened to not be able to take part in the celebration of Shirley this weekend. She was such a beautiful person inside & out. She was the face of graciousness & lovingkindness & was always very kind to me in word & deed.

    She remains a great example for the grandchildren, leaving memories & influence on each of their hearts & characters! Both she & Saul had great stories to share & truly valued their family bonds, extending even to myself over the years.

    I always enjoyed receiving cards from her throughout the year as well as seeing her in person whenever there was an important event in Rose Hill America! I admire her spirit, her willingness to carry on during difficult moments & the variety of interests she had over the years.

    She will be greatly missed but there’s no doubt she’s left an indelible influence on us all.

    Grace & Peace, sis-in-law Rachel

  5. Gary. Phil and All. It was a sad loss when your dad passed just a few years ago; now your mom. Both of them will always live in my memories. They both were host and hostess superior. Hospitable and friendly and fun. Mother, Shirley has been a brave soul (and a bit stubborn) living alone, and also making many trips to Rose Hill to be in special times with grandchildren. We can never forget her trip back in early May this year. All I can say is “God bless her!” Let me add back in 2006 she decided to go with Judy and me on the study-cruise to the Greek Isles where we boarded ship in Venice and travelled to Greece and Turkey and the Isle of Patmos. It was good to have her by our side. She never complained although it rained a lot. There is no doubt she was a good wife and mother. I shall miss her as a friend and a wonderful part of our greater family. I grieve with each of you!

  6. Gary, Phil and families…my thoughts are with you. I will miss your mother very much! She was a special person. She was so proud of her family. If there is anything I can do to help please let me know.
    Nan Black

  7. Phil,

    Condolences to you and your family. Your mom was such a wonderful person- warm and kind, always made me feel at home no matter how much time had passed between us over the years. I loved hearing about her next destination and marveled at her adventurous spirit. She will be missed. Blessings to you all.
    Lynn Logan Chavez
    Los Lunas, NM

  8. Clint and I would like to send our condolences for the loss of your wonderful mother and grandmother. We enjoyed spending some time with her when Dan, Dottie and the two of us came to see her a couple of years ago. She was a grand gal. We really admired her spunk and hearing about her swim the rivers was a treat.
    We would enjoy hearing from you. I have put some Hurdle history on Ancestry and if that’s the sort of thing any of you enjoy, I would be glad to send you an invitation to look at it.
    Our thoughts are with you. God bless. Clint and Judy Hurdle, Bath, IL.

  9. Dear Gary, Phil and Family, words cannot express how much your mother meant to me. She was like a mother to me always. I loved her with all my heart and soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families, Love, Julie

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