Funeral services for Dorothea Mae Newman, 82, were held Oct. 25 at Christ Community Church in Omaha, Neb. Burial was in the Mount Auburn Cemetery, Omaha.
Newman died Oct. 20 at Hospice House in Omaha.
She was born in Gregory and grew up on a ranch. She graduated from Winner High School in 1953 and attended Black Hills Teacher College in Spearfish and then established the first kindergarten in Chamberlain.
In 1957, she married Alfred A. Newman Jr and they moved to Lincoln, Neb. where Dorothea taught kindergarten and went to UNL in Lincoln earning her bachelor of education degree. She also taught in Grand Island, North Loup-Scotia, Neb. and Esterville, Iowa, where she completed her 35th year of teaching and retired in 1995.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred A. Newman Jr.; son, Barry (Deb) Newman; daughter, Cherilyn Wicks(Jerry); six grandchildren: Matt Newman (Taylor); Kelsey Schiltz (Adam); Jordan Newman, Ben Wicks (Anna); Andrew and Jacob Wicks; grand grandson Hudson Newman; sister, Marilyn McCormick (Keith); brother, John Jones (Mary); sister in law Ruth Jones, many friends, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Leona Jones, sister, Mable Powell (Johnnie); brother, Wilmer Jones; brother in law, Richard Snow; sister in law Janice Jones.
Dorothea will always be remembered for her great love of God, family and country.