Dewey Lloyd Newman, age 88, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022, at his home in Ponte Vedra, Florida. He was born in Eupora, Mississippi, on October 29, 1933, to Alphia and Louella Newman. He graduated from the University of Idaho, received his Master of Arts from Washington State University, and later earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. After graduating from the University of Idaho, Dewey worked for the University of Idaho as Associate Dean of Students where he met his wife, Bobbie.
Dewey proudly served in the US Marine Corps from 1956 to 1964, earning the rank of Major.
Following his time in the military, Dewey continued his devotion and service to his country by working with the government as National Republican Committee Strategist and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education, where he was in charge of the National Student Financial Aid program.
Dewey is survived by his loving wife, Bobbie Newman of Ponte Vedra, FL; his sons, Philip Newman of McMinnville, OR, William Newman of Ponte Vedra, FL, and daughters, Laura Blake of Bend, OR and Elizabeth Newman of Los Angeles, CA; and his six grandchildren: Glen Blake, Lillian Newman, Evan Newman, Emma Newman, William Newman, Jr, and August Hauserman. Dewey is preceded in death by his parents, Alphia and Louella Newman, and sisters: Alta Lane, Dorothy Bumpus and Ann Ladd.
A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 am March 12 at Crosswater Community Church in Ponte Vedra, FL, with a reception immediately following at the home of Will and Molly Newman.