Beatrice Fayette Newton

January 6, 1922August 12, 2014

Bea passed away quietly with family present on August 12, 2014 in Bend, Oregon. She was born January 6, 1922 in Greeley, Colorado. She spent most of her life in the Portland metropolitan area. She graduated from Grant High School in 1940. She then attended NW Commerce Business School where she met her husband of 68 years, James Newton. Bea was a color-artist for several photo studios in Portland. She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi for over 60 years. She also belonged to the NW Oriental Art Study Society and was docent at the Portland Art Museum, with expertise in Asian art and Persian rugs. Hobbies included oil painting, gardening, making family photo albums, traveling, and boating. Bea is survived by her husband, James Benjamin Newton; sons, Randall B. Newton and Lance R. Newton; grandson, James Buchtel Newton; two great-grandsons, James David Newton and Benjamin Buchtel Newton; and four nieces. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland. Arrangements under the direction of Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Portland, OR.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, August 17, 2014

Beatrice Fayette Newton

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October 10, 2014

I'm so sorry. I just hear about Bea. I have many fond memories of our family get-togethers. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Valer Watson Hames

Leslie & Tom Atiyeh

August 17, 2014

We enjoyed Bea and her various programs for OASS for many years. We are so privileged that she also shared her family at our annual holiday dinner. Our deepest sympathy to the Newton family for their loss.

August 16, 2014

Thank you for so many fond memories. Knowing you was a privilege. You will always be in my thoughts and memories. Mark and Diane Zadow

Diane Zadow

August 16, 2014

Sorry , for the loss of Bea, our prayers are with you and the family.