OBITUARY

Janice Newsom Lorenz

August 31, 1946February 17, 2019

Janice Anderson Newsom Lorenz, caring wife, loving mother, aunt, granny and matriarchal great-granny passed away on February 17, 2019, at the age of 72 in Austin, Texas. Janice was born on August 31, 1946, to Alf and Esther Anderson in Bosque County, Texas. She grew up in Cranfills Gap with her two brothers and sister. Janice graduated as valedictorian of Cranfills Gap High School in 1964. A loving marriage to Charles Newsom thrived for 33 years. During those years Janice was a devoted mother and operated an in-home child care facility. For many years she diapered, fed, watched the first steps, potty-trained, and helped many little ones learn right from wrong. She closed the daycare and then began a career sewing at the Walls Factory in Hamilton. Amongst the work, she always found time to support and cheer for her children and nieces and nephews on the courts, fields, tracks and show barns all around central Texas. Janice was very active in the local chapter of the Young Homemakers of Texas. She served as state vice-president for one year and was elected and served as the state president of the Young Homemakers of Texas in 1979. She became a very active supporter of the Hamilton area youth by her involvement with the 4-H Youth Development Program. She taught many girls and boys in the foods and nutrition classes, as well as sewing. She judged countless county, district and state food shows and county fairs. Her involvement extended beyond the local level as well when she was a sponsor for the Texas 4-H group that attended the 1986 National 4-H Congress. Janice loved teaching and inspiring youth to dream big and reach their goals. In the late 1980’s Charles and Janice moved to the Burnet area. She supported Charles in his work and later in his life. When Charles passed away in 1997, she continued to live in the Burnet area. She worked at the Seton Highland Lakes Hospital cafeteria for many years providing healthy and tasty meals for patients, families and the community. Her passion was friendly service with a smile and often a laugh. That friendly face was most recently serving the customers at WalMart in the fabric department. In 2002, she married Roger ‘Bud’ Lorenz and they began travelling the world. Trips included cruises to Alaska and Mexico, Mount Rushmore and numerous trips to Colorado in the fall to see the foliage changing colors. Many trips revolved around the grand children as well… it could be a livestock show in Houston, a rodeo in Marble Falls, a cross country race in Oklahoma, a show choir competition in Branson or a cheer competition in Springtown. Being involved and supporting her children and grandchildren was important to her. She treasured every one of those moments. And they sure enjoyed their hugs from Granny knowing that she loved them. Her latest delight was her great grandson Archer…and having to upgrade to a smart phone so she could see the latest videos and photos of the little man. Janice suffered a brain aneurism on February 13th and was hospitalized until her passing. Janice is survived by her husband, Roger Lorenz; her son, Jay Newsom and partner Michele Hibbitts; her son, Joey Newsom and wife Leah; grandsons Nathan Newsom and Trey Newsom and his wife Danielle and great grandson Archer Daniel Newsom; granddaughter Wendy Tankersly; grandson Quinton Quiroz; grandson Waylon Hibbitts; and many nieces and nephews and their extended families. Janice is preceded in death by her parents Alf and Esther Anderson; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elmo and Mildred Newsom; her husband Charles Newsom; her brothers Sherrill and Merrill Anderson and sister Ann Anderson; her niece Michelle Outlaw and nephew Mitchell Anderson. Though her death was sudden, it could not overcome her love for and faith in Jesus Christ. Her faith gave her joy and peace and the infectious laugh that touched so many people. She was prepared for her next step into eternity, eagerly anticipating worshipping her Savior and Lord.

In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored by a gift made to Hamilton County 4-H. The funds will provide a scholarship for aspiring young people to attend the National 4-H Congress in Washington, D.C. Make checks payable to: Hamilton County 4-H Mail checks to: Joey Newsom 707 S. New Haven Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112

  • FAMILY

  • Alf Anderson, Father
  • Esther Anderson, Mother
  • Charles Newsom, Husband
  • Roger Lorenz, Husband
  • Jay Newsom, Son
  • Michele Hibbitts, Partner
  • Joey Newsom, Son
  • Leah Newsom, Daughter-in-law
  • Janice is also survived by grandsons; Nathan Newsom and Trey Newsom and his wife Danielle and great grandson Archer Daniel Newsom; granddaughter Wendy Tankersly; grandson Quinton Quiroz; grandson Waylon Hibbitts; and many nieces and nephews and their extended families.
    Janice is preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elmo and Mildred Newsom; her brothers Sherrill and Merrill Anderson and sister Ann Anderson; her niece Michelle Outlaw and nephew Mitchell Anderson.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 22, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

Janice Newsom Lorenz

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Laura Steffey

February 24, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one Janice, she was a joy to be around. Prayers for the family.

Linda Dennis

February 22, 2019

Janice was one the most joy filled woman I had the pleasure of meeting. She touched all with here kindness and love of laughter. She will be dearly missed.

Jo Lee Landry

February 22, 2019

Loved her dearly❣❣❣Many many prayers for "Mr.Janice", (that was always my nickname for her beloved man-)--- until you meet again,I am sure she will baking deliciousness, in Heaven, with Gail and Miss Ginny❤❤❤❣❣ our loss is most certainly Heaven's gain 💔

Janice Perry

February 22, 2019

Your mother and I visited during my trips to Walmart. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will miss her terribly. She and I would talk about old times and new ones. Please know that I am thinking about you. Your Mother was very proud of both of you. My love and prayers. Janice Perry

Cindy Weinand

February 22, 2019

I am so sad to hear of your loss. Janice was so sweet and honest. Never without a story to tell. I loved her very much and always got a big hug before we parted. I am a better person having known her and hope peace and comfort for the family.

Don Finstad

February 22, 2019

May God be with each of you during this time of remembrance and reflection. Janice was a classmate at Cranfills Gap. Blessed be her memories.

Don Finstad (C.G. Class of '64.)

Marsha Barrow

February 22, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Janice's passing. She was a special lady and friend. I met Charles and Janice many years ago at church. She was always smiling and encouraging others. The light of Jesus always shone brightly where ever Janice was. I will miss her smile, her laugh, and her wisdom. Peace and comfort to all her family.

Kala McKenzie

February 22, 2019

My prayers are with the family. Janice always had a smile and kind word.

Sandra Galyon

February 21, 2019

I am very sad to hear about Janice's passing. Her contagious laugh and love for everyone will be missed. Praying for you all!

Jodie Waggoner

February 21, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of our sweet Janices passing. We have many memories of Charles and Janice. She was always full of joy. After they moved to the Burnet area they became dear friends. We had many happy times together especially at church dinners where she excelled in providing delicious dishes. We will miss her.

FROM THE FAMILY