March 22, 1965 – March 23, 2021
Anthony James Newhouse was born in Amarillo to Kenneth and Rosina Newhouse on March 22, 1965. He passed peacefully on March 23, 2021 at the age of 56.
Anthony was the youngest of eight children. As such, he was spoiled immediately by his three older sisters Barbara, Veronica and Annie. "Baby coots" was his household nickname. The Cookie bug game and his little red boots will be remembered into eternity. He danced as they sang "antonoots, baby coots, where'd you get those baby boots." His brother Michael, was only 17 months older than him as such they were always together. Any mischief that ensued was probably from "the boys." Their "first job" was being coerced into doing their elder brother John's bidding for gold bucks. The Gold Bucks never lost value. He attended Amarillo High School and graduated in 1983. He placed first in the District Vocational Industrial Clubs of America-Electronics. He married Leisa Langham in 1987, and he had his only daughter Jessica. He divorced in 1989 and became a single father. He rose to the occasion mightily. I couldn't have asked for anyone better suited. He continued his education first at Amarillo College and then on to WTAMU. He had a knack for languages and proved to be very successful. His ultimate goal was to teach Spanish after college. While attending college, he worked for Coca Cola as a delivery driver. He always taught me what you do with your hands, do with your whole heart. But he didn't just say the words, he showed me what hard work meant. He was a cool cat, my words to explain a motorcycle riding, guitar playing, all around cool guy. He was Mr. Suave rocking his beret and bugs bunny bolo tie. He loved music and picked up the guitar in 1986. He showed a natural aptitude for it and was self taught. Some of my most favorite memories as a child was listening to him playing Tom Petty's Free Fallin', or American Girl. Throughout his life, he struggled with Type 1 Diabetes. It took such a physical toll on him. He lost his eye sight, but corrective surgery only gave him minimal sight in his left eye. He was unable to drive but that didn't stop him from attending school. He lost his kidneys and was on dialysis for ten years prior to receiving a kidney from his elder brother John. He paid in Gold bucks. No matter the physical obstacles he was always there to put a smile on your face and joy in your heart. He was a shoulder to cry on, and a hand to hold. He was that best friend you only have once in your lifetime. He lived in his home with his sisters Anna and Veronica until he passed. I am forever grateful for all assistance he received so that he was able to stay home like he wanted.
He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Newhouse in 1994, his eldest brother Americo in 1996 and his mother Rosina Newhouse in June 2019.
He is survived by his daughter Jessica Newhouse, her husband Ryan Robertson, and grandsons Anthony Scott "Scotty" and Riley Hunter Robertson, his brothers David, John and Michael Newhouse, his sisters Barbara Crawford, Veronica Meloni and Anna Newhouse, and his many nieces and nephews. Viewing will be at Griggs Schooler March 27th at 5 pm. Funeral March 29th at 2pm. Procession starts at Griggs Schooler on Bell and graveside service at Memory Garden Cemetery.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Celebration of Life
Monday, March 29, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021
March 30, 2021
Newhouse family so sorry for your loss prayers for you all, I attended high school with Anthony and remember his great out going personality, he loved life and lived it to the fullest. My condolences.
March 27, 2021
Just wanted to share this adorable photo that my Mom & Dad took of Anthony as a baby. The notes on the back of the photo said "Anthony's baptism day, 1965 - with his mother Rosina". Love this photo so much---Carla (Walker) Gibson
March 27, 2021
I'll always remember Anthony from my childhood growing up on Fannin St. , he was like a little brother to me. We used to play marbles & jacks, as well as ride bikes together in the neighborhood and share Easter candy. Anthony was such a beautiful soul--a golden boy with blue eyes--and I will never forget him. On behalf of the Walker family, sending our heartfelt sympathy & prayers. --Carla Gibson
March 26, 2021
Praying for you all during this time.