Jul 052013

Calvin Benjamin Newman, 82, passed away on Friday afternoon, June 28, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix following a short illness. Funeral services were held July 3 at the Pinetop/Lakeside Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lakeside. The concluding service with military honors followed at the Lakeside Cemetery, where Cal was laid to rest alongside of his beautiful bride of 40 years.
Cal, as he was known, was born on Sept. 9, 1930, in Wink, Texas, to the late Alfred Vanderhorn and Gloria (Barron) Newman.
When Cal was about 2 years old, he moved to Arizona with his family. In June of 1951, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean conflict. He was a corporal at the time he received his honorable discharge in June 1953. Cal was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, and served for many years as one of its commanders and chaplains.
Cal appreciated his Southwest roots and as a young boy began realizing his life as a cowboy. He enjoyed going on trail rides and listening to Country Western music. Many would be surprised to know that Cal had owned his horse Macho for 42 years. They had an incredible bond and had a trust of each other that is quite uncommon among other horse owners. Too, Cal enjoyed being in the great-out-of-doors, especially if it involved fishing and hunting. He loved living in the beauty of the White Mountains and appreciated the changing of the seasons throughout the year.
In 1967, Cal moved to Lakeside and went to work for Southwest Industries Snowflake Paper Mill. He worked one of its power house operators for many years and retired in 1995.
While working for the paper mill, Cal met his eternal companion, Erna Nelson. They were married in 1973. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa Temple of the LDS church. Cal was a convert to the LDS church, and had a strong and fervent testimony of the Savior. He served in many church callings over the years, and always did so with a willing spirit and gentle smile. He and Erna also served as temple workers for 21/2 decades in the Mesa Temple as well as the Snowflake Temple of the church. They both loved giving of their time as they served so faithfully in those holy places.
Survivors include his children, Marie (Bart) Norton of Holbrook, Shawn (Cindy) Raasveld of Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada, Kevin (Dena) Newman of Maricopa, Crystal Newman of Lakeside and Jaime Garcia of Lakeside; a brother, Richard Newman of Lakeside and Riverside, Calif.; a sister, Delores Balboa of Show Low; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Along with his parents, Cal was preceded in death by his wife Erna in February 2008; and by a son, Lenard Newman.
Owens Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.Newman, Calvin