Helen Newman

Died: Sun., Feb. 28, 2010


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Mar. 03, 2010


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NEWMAN, Helen R., age 77 of Brooksville died on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at HPH Hospice Care Center in Brooksville.  Born in San Francisco, California she came to Brooksville from California 7 years ago.  She was a homemaker and of the Lutheran Faith.

She was preceeded in death by two brothers: Harold and Patrick Nevins.  Survivors include her husband Bill of Brooksville; sons: Dan of Seattle, Washington and Gene of Canyon Lake, California; brothers: Robert Nevins of Sacramento, California, Norman (Tessie) Nevins of Oroville, California, Neil (Chris) Nevins of Susanville, California &  Roger (Debbie) Nevins of Oroville, California; sister: Margaret Cropper of Sacramento, California;  two grandchildren and one great grandchild and many other loving relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 2:00pm at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to HPH Hospice Care Center of Brooksville.

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Sheryl Jones
   Posted Mon March 01, 2010
My love, thoughts and prayers go out to Uncle Bill, Danny and Gene along with all of their families and loved ones. I am celebrating the life of Aunt Helen and my most precious memories of my time with her and all of you. I know right now she and Dad (Harold) are arm in arm rejoicing in their families love. Aunt Helen is a kind and loving woman whose life was full of love and family. That is a legacy that cannot die and continues to grow long past her time or our time. My love to you all, Sheryl (Nevins) Jones.

Sherrie Newman
   Posted Mon March 01, 2010
In loving memory of Helen, my dear mother-in-law. Helen was a kind, gracious and loving woman, and we loved her so much. I'll always be grateful for the way she welcomed me into their family when Dan and I got married. She was a loving and supportive mom to her sons, and was always there for them. I'm so thankful that she and Bill did such a great job raising Dan, as he is a wonderful husband, and I know that she had a loving hand in making him what he is today.

Our love and prayers are with Bill, her wonderful husband of over 60 years, who supported her and took care of her so well.

We will miss Helen dearly, but are grateful that she is in a better place and no longer in pain. We'll always love her, and thank God for her.

Tesssie B. Nevins
   Posted Mon March 01, 2010
My thought and prayers go out to Bill and his family, along with all of their famileis and love one. I just meet Helen one time during the family reunion in sacramento california. she's kind loving and caring. She will be deeply missed by friends and family around california and beyond. She's in a better place now. It's part of God's plan. Tessie in Califonia.

Tesssie B. Nevins
   Posted Mon March 01, 2010
My thought and prayers go out to Bill and his family, along with all of their famileis and love one. I just meet Helen one time during the family reunion in sacramento california. she's kind loving and caring. She will be deeply missed by friends and family around california and beyond. She's in a better place now. It's part of God's plan. Tessie in Califonia.

because of the years separa-

ting us
   Posted Mon March 01, 2010
My memory of my sister was that she was
honest, caring, marriage committed, and
devoted to her children, especially in
their upbringing. She was a devoted
Lutherin, and God was her savior, and
to that statement, we know she is at her place in heaven with our brother
Harold who passed some two months ago.
I felt that the blow to her by falling
to the disease of Parkinson, gave her
less of a desire to linger about on earth with no real sense of life, and
her desire to be with her God was more
meaningful to be with those believers.
It has been at least 15 years since I
saw her last at a Mark and Hollies
wedding in Sacramento (Harold's son).
Helen said I has a weird sense of humor
and Bill was like a brother to me. He
took care of Helen during her critical
period, and for that I say, Thank you"
Bill. Your devotion will not be for-
gotten. I knew little of their children

because of the years separa-

ting us
   Posted Mon March 01, 2010
My memory of my sister was that she was
honest, caring, marriage committed, and
devoted to her children, especially in
their upbringing. She was a devoted
Lutherin, and God was her savior, and
to that statement, we know she is at her place in heaven with our brother
Harold who passed some two months ago.
I felt that the blow to her by falling
to the disease of Parkinson, gave her
less of a desire to linger about on earth with no real sense of life, and
her desire to be with her God was more
meaningful to be with those believers.
It has been at least 15 years since I
saw her last at a Mark and Hollies
wedding in Sacramento (Harold's son).
Helen said I has a weird sense of humor
and Bill was like a brother to me. He
took care of Helen during her critical
period, and for that I say, Thank you"
Bill. Your devotion will not be for-
gotten. I knew little of their children

because of the years separa-

ting us
   Posted Mon March 01, 2010
My memory of my sister was that she was
honest, caring, marriage committed, and
devoted to her children, especially in
their upbringing. She was a devoted
Lutherin, and God was her savior, and
to that statement, we know she is at her place in heaven with our brother
Harold who passed some two months ago.
I felt that the blow to her by falling
to the disease of Parkinson, gave her
less of a desire to linger about on earth with no real sense of life, and
her desire to be with her God was more
meaningful to be with those believers.
It has been at least 15 years since I
saw her last at a Mark and Hollies
wedding in Sacramento (Harold's son).
Helen said I has a weird sense of humor
and Bill was like a brother to me. He
took care of Helen during her critical
period, and for that I say, Thank you"
Bill. Your devotion will not be for-
gotten. I knew little of their children

Chris Nevins
   Posted Mon March 01, 2010
One of my favorite memories of Helen is from a time in our lives when we were all a lot younger and more care free. Neil and I made a trip to visit Helen, Bill, Danny and Gene when they lived in Southern California. Helen and Bill opened their home to us and showed us the sights of SoCal. Gene was in his teens and doing his best to keep us entertained with a barage of wise cracks at his parents' expense. Helen and Bill took it all in good humor and we all spent a lot of time laughing and just plain having a good time.

I know that the last few years have not been easy ones for Helen or Bill. I admire their commitment to each other through the good and bad times. Bill, Danny, and Gene, my thoughts are with you today. May God bless you in your time of mourning. Helen's suffering is over and as a believer in the teachings of Christ, she is now with her Lord and Savior. Love, Chris

Margaret

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   Posted Mon March 01, 2010
We just laid my sister to rest today. She looked so beautiful dressed in her own creation made by her own loving hands. soft pink. Her skin was flawless. Her silver gray hair arranged beautifully around her face. Surely this is the reflection of her true inner beauty undaunted, shining through to the surface and is the last memory I will carry but, SO far from the least

From the time I was a preteen she was there for me, My big sister always taking care of me. She and her wonderful husband Bill are responsible for me getting my start in life and it continued on from there throughout the years that we were miles apart and in the years we were in the same area.

Helen my sister there are not words that adequately express my respect, my admiration for your exemplary example, your ALWAYS being there for me, your front door always opened for me, your strength, your faith, your words, your loving, your GIVING, your being above and beyond that which this" sister deserved. I will never stop being affected by your influence on me.

God blessed ME with you.

Forever Sis

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