Lifetime Delta resident Wallace "Newt" Newton died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. He was 91.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 10, at Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.
Mr. Newton was born Jan. 30, 1924, to William W. and Rena (Heater) Newton in Delta. He graduated from Delta High School.
He served in the United States Army. He was baptized at First Assembly of God in Delta. He was a member of Delta Elks Lodge #1235.
He married Mary Rose on Oct. 14, 1961, in Delta. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
Mr. Newton is survived by his wife, Mary Rose Newton of Delta; two sons, Billy of Olathe and Steve of Grand Junction; a daughter, Judy Fielding of Gilbert, Ariz.; a brother, Morgan Newton; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death a daughter, Rena Louise Newton; and a sister, Amy Webb.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delta Food Pantry.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.