Catherine Ray Newell, July 27, 1953~October 23, 2014

Newell, CatherineCatherine Ray Newell, 61, of Fayetteville died October 23, 2014 at Washington Regional Medical Center. She was born July 27, 1953 in Hawthorne, California to Richmond Blair and Marilyn McQueen Mayer. She was employed at the VA Medical Center where she was instrumental in starting support groups for our veterans.

She is survived by her mother, Marilyn Mayer of Fayetteville; and two sons, Christopher Newell and wife, Lauren of Little Rock;  and Brandon Newell and wife, Jessica of Springdale.

A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at The Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints in Fayetteville.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

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    connie williams » 28. Oct, 2014

    You have my sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Please allow God to comfort you through His promise to care for our dead loved ones at John 5:28,29. It’s so stressful to deal with the death of a loved one because Death was never supposed to be a part of life so God didn’t create us with the ability to be content with this loss but our loving creator, Jehovah God, promises to do away with death {Isaiah 25:8} and the one who causes death Satan{Hebrews 2:14} real soon through His Kingdom in the hands of His Son Christ Jesus so that His purpose for mankind can be realized which is to live on a paradise earth under perfect and peaceful conditions. {Genesis 1:27,28; Psalms 37:9-11,29}

    Diane Patton » 30. Oct, 2014

    My condolences to the family of Cathy. I worked with her at the VA. She was a wonderful kind and caring person who smiled through everything. She took each day at a time giving her best at whatever came her way. I will never forget her. Rest in Peace Cathy.

    MSG Pouvesle » 30. Oct, 2014

    In Memory:
    It is with sadness that I read about Dr Cathy Newell’s passing away. Cathy as she liked to be addressed was my mentor ever since she worked at the VA. She was a Godsend, an Angel and a Friend who helped me through some rough times. Our condolences to your family from my wife and I.

    God Bless Cathy, God Bless your Family in these times of need.

    MSG Pouvesle and Beverly

    Cindy Patton » 31. Oct, 2014

    Please accept my sympthay on your loss. I worked for many years with Cathy at Ozark Guidance Center. She was a kind, compassioante and caring woman with a great sense of humour. The world is a little dimmer place without her light in it.

    Stephanie M. » 31. Oct, 2014

    My deepest condolences to Catherine’s family. My acquaintance with Dr Newell was brief, only about 6 months, but she had a profound influence on my life through her compassion and caring. She is already missed more than any of us can ever express, and her footprint is seen in the lives of so many that she’s touched. God Bless & keep her family.

    Jeff Key » 03. Nov, 2014

    I was a patient of hers at the VA a Veteran. She was very special to me she cared for us and showed it. She will be very missed I always looked forward to seeing her. To her family I am deeply saddened for your loss.