Alberta "Fern" Newton


Alberta Fern Newton

Alberta Fern Newton was born December 29, 1916 in Abilene, Kansas to Albert and Mina Holton and Brother, Ira Holton.  The family moved to Goodland, Kansas, where Fern’s parents bought a farm and began farming.  Fern was joined by sister Edith approximately 5 yrs later.  Fern gradated H.S., attended and graduated beauty school and married Dale Newton, also from Kansas.  She moved to Denver where Fern lived for most of her remaining years, working as a hair stylist and manicurist. In the years after her husband passed, she lived in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Apache Junction, Arizona for about 20 yrs with her companion, Howard Thomas.  Her son, Dennis, was born in 1947.  Fern had 2 grandchildren, Brent and Tracy, and 4 great grandchildren.  Fern was a wonderful mother, grandmother & great grandma.  She had many friends that she has mostly outlived, as she was just shy of living for 100 years.  All who met her remember her warm smile and sweet disposition.  She was a wonderful human being who will be missed by all who knew her.


Private family graveside services will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Memorial service will be held at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church (12099 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield, Colorado 80020) on Friday, December 9th at 11:00 a.m..


Family and friends are encourages to share stories and photographs here on Fern's website (click appropriate tab on the left side of this page).

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  1. I love you Grandma and I will carry so many wonderful memories of you. You were the sweetest person I have ever known and your beautiful smile will live in my mind and in my heart forever. For the rest of my life I will strive to emulate your kindness and show everyone I come into contact with a warm heart and a glowing smile. I am so blessed to have had you in my life for so long, but I am still going to miss you so much. Until we see each other again…. ❤️❌⭕️❌⭕️✝️

  2. My husband and I met Fern and Howard on the dance floor in a trailer resort in San Benito, Tx in the late 1980's. We would go on to become wonderful friends, spending the winters in Apache Jct. Az together, and occasionally visiting in Colorado. We bonded immediately and I felt like a sister to her. We kept in touch when it was necessary for her to move back to Co. She was truly a great friend and I loved her dearly. She was warm and warm hearted. I will miss her greatly. I have sadly lost my best friend. I LOVE YOU FERN!!!

  3. Ilene, Just wanted to let you know that the services for mom on Friday, 12/9 were wonderful. It was cold but clear and beautiful at the cemetery at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. The snow on the ground with the white marble headstones standing at attention, the green pine trees surrounding the site and a gorgeous view of the mountains under blue skies and not even a breeze. Just fantastic! The church service was exceptional as well. A wonderful sermon, a fantastic male soloist singing the 'Old Rugged Cross', and lovely flowers adorning and surrounding the picture of my mom. I could feel your spirit with us at the ceremony. Thank You, Ilene, for your love. Dennis

  4. Thank you for your kind thoughts. I'm sure it was a lovely service. Yes, my heart was with you and family. Goodbyes are hard, but we all face them as I too have found out too many times. Stay strong. You had a lovely Mother. I got to know her very well. And, we shared a lot with each other. I truly felt very close to her! Love to you and your family Ilene

  5. Tracy, your love for your grandma was so apparent whenever you were in her presence, or spoke of her to me. You have many of her qualities, such as caring for others, having so many friends and the ability to make friends so easily. Your grandma could feel the love you had for her and she loved you so much. It was so wonderful that you spent time with her in her final weeks and on the last day. It meant so much to me and I do believe it comforted grandma. Keep her in your heart as I know you will. We were so lucky and blessed to be apart of this dear lady's life. Love You, Dad

  6. Mom, you loved me more than life itself and I have known that love all my life. Your physical beauty was extrodinary, but your internal spiritual beauty was something to behold. I am so proud to be your son and I look forward to our reunion in Gods kingdom where you await. I miss you, but the tears I now shed are not those of sorrow, but rather tears of thankfulness to God for allowing me to be a part of your life. I'll Always Love You

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