Doris G. Newton


LAKEPORT, Calif. – Doris Gendron Newton, 77, passed away on Dec. 29, 2012.

Doris was born in Haverhill, New Hampshire. Widowed for 36 years, she was married to Alfred Harry Colquitt Newton III, on January 2, 1956.  

Doris lived in Lake County for eight years and was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and former member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Prior to her illness, she was a volunteer at both the Lakeport Hospice Thrift Store and the Lakeport Senior Center and was a bingo caller at Kelseyville Senior Center.

She is survived by her three daughters, Anne Howe of Lakeport, Calif., Gloria Fullerton of Chesapeake, Va., and Elizabeth Minchew of Gilmer, Texas; six grandchildren, Vincent Smith of San Jose, Ill., Daniel Howe of Lakeport, Cal;if., Salina Turnbull of Allentown, Penn., Jeromy Rater of Honolulu, Hawaii, Holly Ziegler of Augusta, Ga., and Stacy Fullerton of Norfolk, Va.; eight great grandchildren; her special friend Kip Shores of Campton, New Hampshire; her sisters and brothers, Norma Raymond of Norwich, Conn., Neal Mitchell Jr., of Plainfield, Conn., James Mitchell of Plymouth, New Hampshire, and Marianne Stanton of Colebrook, New Hampshire; and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many friends.

The family wishes to acknowledge the compassionate care and assistance provided by Hospice Services of Lake County. Also, special thanks to Deanna Desselle of Breezy who provided invaluable assistance over the last year.

A private celebration of life will be held later in January in California.

Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, .

Condolences can be sent to P. O. Box 987, Lakeport, CA 95453.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice.