Our “Dear, Sweet, Wonderful,” mother Janet Torrey Newton passed away suddenly on Saturday Sept. 8, 2018.
She was born Sept. 15, 1930 in Van Nuys, CA, to Russell Alexander Warren and Hazel Jacoby Torrey. She met Richard W. Newton in elementary school and the two friends wed in Moscow, Idaho on Jan. 27, 1951 while he was attending the University of Idaho. Later their marriage was solemnized in the London, England Temple, Nov. 29, 1958.
She devoted her life to her family, who adored her in return. Every moment of her life was spent loving and caring for her family and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time around her children, grandchildren and her many friends.
The couple spent 20 years in the service of our country both here and abroad, while Richard was an officer in the United States Air Force. This provided them an opportunity to live all over the world and during this time she developed many wonderful friendships, that continue until this day.
Jan had a powerful testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ, and was very involved in many church callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her service impacted the lives of many members, in particular the youth and women organizations. The Newtons served an LDS mission to Paris, France.
She is survived by her children, Kathy (H.D) Moss of Apache Junction, AZ; Dianna (Orrin) Andersen, Pleasant Grove; and son Rick (Kim) Newton, Kaysville; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren (and an additional two on the way). She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard W. Newton, a son, Richard Kent, her parents, Russell and Hazel Torrey, her brother, Russell Torrey and a great-grandson, Roman James Newton.
Services were held Saturday, September 15, 2018. Interment in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, 1640 East Lakeview Drive, Bountiful.
Funeral Directors: Utah Valley Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.uvfuneral.com.