Published in Northern Virginia Daily on August 21, 2013
Bettie Louise (Brown) Newland (1929 - 2013)
On August 18, 2013, Bettie Louise Brown Newland, age 83, of Marshall, VA, passed away peacefully at home in her sleep and is now with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Bettie was a vivacious, fun living person, who always had a smile and encouraging word. She will be remembered fondly by her large and extended family for her generosity, understanding, love of gardening and animals. She dedicated her life serving the Lord Jesus Christ and living her life to glorify Him.
She was born in Newtown, PA on November 19, 1929 to Millard and Edna Brown.
She graduated from Chamberlain High School in Washington, D.C., Class of 1949. Bettie later received her Nursing Certificate and worked 25 years as a nurse in Northern Virginia.
Bettie was preceded in death by her husband, William Newland, her sister, Jean Norwark and her brother, Donald Artman.
She is survived by her loving family; a son, Joseph Newland of Marshall; a daughter, Rebecca LaRoche of Alexandria, VA; two grandchildren, Matthew and Zachary LaRoche; 2 brothers and a sister, Iver Snook of Milford, DE, Larry Snook of Bowie, MD and Ginny Snook of Lakeland, CA; many nieces, nephews and cousin.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, August 21 from 5-7 p.m. at Royston Funeral Home in Marshall. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 22 at 11:00 at Marshall Cemetery.