2018-01-18 / Obituaries

Doris Newton

January 13, 2018


Doris Newton Doris Newton Mrs. Doris Jane Newton of Spring Lake passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

Jane was born Sept. 19, 1929, in New Era, PA, a daughter of the late Rodney and Bernice Young Wells. She married Walter E. Newton, Jr. of Terry Township on Nov. 12, 1946. He predeceased her on June 16, 1995 after 48 years of marriage.

Jane and Walter named their 160-acre farm in New Era WAJA Farms in 1952 when they started raising and showing sheep. In the early 1960s, Walter was instrumental in establishing the start of veal production in Bradford County. This was to be the beginning of a veal farming technique which developed into a nationwide industry. His ideas pioneered much of the basic management principles and building designs which are still used today. In 1966, he formulated and began to manufacture his own veal feed. In 1979, Walter formed a family corporation, Formula 1 Feeds, Inc., and Jane was the corporate secretary.

In the 1970s, Jane and Walter acquired Spring Lake and set about draining, dredging and restoring the 60-acre lake to its original condition of beauty and function. They established it as a scenic recreational area as a separate non-profit entity to be enjoyed by all and serve as a legacy to their unselfish commitment to family, friends and community.

Jane was a member of the Evergreen Christian Church. She enjoyed her cat Sugar, as well as feeding and watching birds. She was an avid reader.

Surviving are four sons, H. Timothy (Renee) Newton of Wyalusing; Walter E. (Eddie), III and Darlene R. Newton of Wyalusing, Douglas A. Newton of Wyalusing and Rodney “Pat” Newton of Wyalusing; daughter, Joy L. Newton of Wyalusing; sister, Cleone Johnson of Phoenix, AZ; sisterin law, Margie Newton of Wyalusing; five grandchildren, Brett and Melissa Newton of Wyalusing, Shawn and Nicole Newton of Wyalusing, Daniel Newton of Colorado Springs, CO, Tasha Newton of Mansfield, PA; Jordon Newton and Becky Swingle of Wyalusing; eight great-grandchildren, Taylor R. Newton and fiancĂ© Travis Chesla of Wyalusing, Tiffany Newton of Wyalusing, Andrea Newton of Wyalusing, Logan Newton of Wyalusing, Caelan Dick of Mansfield, Ethan Dick of Mansfield, Riley Newton, Wyalusing and Jameson Newton of Wyalusing; a greatgreat granddaughter, Cambria Chesla of Wyalusing and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers, Rodney Wells, Samuel “Sam” Wells, Robert Wells, Harold Wells and David Wells and a sister, Mabel Morrow.

A private funeral service for family only will be held at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Michael Dodd, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.

To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.

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