Brenda Porter Newton
September 27, 1950 ~ February 20, 2022 (age 71)
Brenda Newton, 71, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away on February 20, 2022 in Longmont, Colorado. Her battle with cancer showed her courage in facing life challenges with strength and faith.
Brenda was born September 27, 1950 in Winfield, Alabama. She is preceded in death by her father, Clyde Porter, mother, Maxine Stonefield, and sister, Lorene Black.
Brenda is survived by her husband of 53 years, Richard (Dick) Newton, daughter, Darla Goodman (Scott), sons, Al Newton (Melissa), Jim Newton (Rachel), sister, Kathy Corbin (Scott) and brother, Steve Mayfield. In addition, she leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and other extended family as well as many dear friends.
Brenda grew up in Winfield, Alabama, and moved to Moline, Illinois in fifth grade. She graduated from Moline High School in May of 1968, and was married in June. She and Dick moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1970. There they attended Rosewood Wesleyan Church where she met and truly began to follow the Lord. She also made lifelong friends while there; friends she was still close to even at the time of her passing. She was an amazing mother to her three children, teaching them to love God and love others. In 2003 Dick accepted a new job and they moved to Longmont, Colorado. She was an involved member of Longmont Nazarene Church for several years supporting the ministry there in various ways.
Brenda dedicated her life to loving and speaking life to others. She always sought to see the best in people, always quick to forgive and seek reconciliation. Even when others were at their worst, she would speak on their behalf suggesting “Maybe they’re having a rough day”.
Brenda loved photography. She enjoyed taking pictures of landscapes, buildings and close ups of flowers. Most of all, she loved taking pictures of her loved ones. There are hundreds of thousands of pictures in boxes and on DVDs and SD cards to prove it.
She loved the Lord with all her heart and was a powerful prayer warrior. Even while battling cancer herself, she spent hours praying for others. If you asked her to pray about something, her answer was always, “Let’s pray right now!” Then she would keep praying until she knew the issue was resolved.
Brenda was a kind, generous, amazing woman that loved deeply. She was loved in return by all who met her. There will be a graveside service on Friday, February 25th, at 2:00 pm at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. (620 11th Ave.) A memorial service will also be held on Saturday, February 26th at 11:00 am at Longmont Church of the Nazarene, (2111 Mountain View Ave). We invite you to join us as we celebrate her extraordinary life.
Obituary from QC Online