Brenda Jeanette Newton
January 9, 1953 – August 5, 2019
Brenda Newton passed away on August 5, 2019 at home in Edmond, Oklahoma.
She was born January 9, 1953 in Bonham, Texas. While in grade school, Brenda’s parents, Robert and Evelyn (Nicely) Akins, moved the family to Sacramento, California.
Brenda was the Director of Human Resources & Event Planning and Fundraising at the Omniplex, now known as the Oklahoma Science Museum. She also organized the Annual Aero Space Hall of Fame Celebration and enjoyed her job and co-workers immensely. In her free time from work, Brenda served as an officer at the Late Great Chevy Car Club.
Brenda loved to work in her garden, cook, sew, and paint. She was an avid reader, who enjoyed current events, decorating, traveling, and old classic cars. She loved animals, Christmas, and Game of Thrones. She was a patient, loving, funny, jokester. Brenda was also understanding and giving. She was just a truly wonderful person to know.
Brenda is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Evelyn Akins.
She is survived by her husband John Newton; daughters Kelli Newton Thompson and husband Sheldon and Staci Newton; granddaughter Lyric Morris; sisters Karen McDoulett and husband George and Sharron Freelen; brother James Akins; many beloved nieces and nephews; and her dog, Cowboy and kitty, Aspen.
- Larry Benson
- Mike Effinger
- Mark Bast
- Paul Nicholson
- David Womack
- Sheldon Thompson
- Tommy Fields
- Walter Gosnell
- Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, August 12, 2019
Brenda Jeanette Newton
August 12, 2019
Dear John and Family
I know the loss of Brenda is very difficult and sad. Peace comes from knowing that she is no longer suffering and that she is now in a better place. Through God's love and grace you will be able to think of her and cherish the wonderful life you had together.
August 10, 2019
My husband Darrell and I went to Las Vegas with B.J. And John many years ago. We had so much fun gambling, exploring, and especially eating. I know B. J. has fought a hard battle for a long time and that her family meant everything to her. Rest In Peace my friend.
August 7, 2019
My friendship with Brenda goes back more than 35 years. We have had so many fun times in our "Girls Night Out" group.
What wonderful times we shared and what great stories she would share of adventures in her gardens and stories of her and John.
We will miss her terribly but will forever be blessed for having known her. John and girls please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and here to assist in any way.