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07/01/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Jane Goodwin Newell

Jane Cowling Goodwin Newell
(d. 29 June 2013)

Newport News High School Class of June 1941

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news to impart this Monday morning.     Jane Goodwin Newell, Class of June 1941, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the age of 89. 

From the Daily Press - 07/01/13: 

                  Jane Goodwin Newell


NEWPORT NEWS - Jane Cowling Goodwin Newell, 89, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Newell, her son, John G. Newell and her brother James P. Goodwin, Jr.

She is survived by her son Charles A. Newell, Jr. and his spouse, Alice; her daughter Nancy Jane Underwood and her spouse, Kenny; and her daughter-in-law Farris S. Newell. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Adam C. Newell, James Grayson Newell, Charles A. Newell, III, Monica Ashley Newell, Lauren N. Banks and her spouse, Tim; Zachary L. Underwood, Matthew C. Underwood and his spouse, Jonelle; and Mollie F. Underwood. Additionally, she is survived by four great grandchildren, Kassidy Newell, Eli Newell, Arianna Banks, and Addison Newell as well as her nieces and nephews.


Jane Goodwin Newell

Jane was a member all her life of Trinity United Methodist Church and she loved her church family dearly. She was a member of the DAR, Junior League and Garden Club.

She retired from the Newport News Public Schools, where she worked in the library. She lived in Newport News all her life and loved the city very much; she was a "Typhoon" all the way!

She discovered the sport of tennis in her 40's and played faithfully until her late 70's. The other activities she enjoyed were sleigh riding in the Mariner's Museum, ice skating on Brown's lake, and riding waves at Sandbridge on her boogie board.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate Jane's life on Wednesday, July 3rd 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at her home immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked to please make memorial contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church, 228 29th Street, Newport News, VA 23607.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on July 1, 2013.
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July 01, 2013
I worked with Jane Newell at Dozier Intermediate School when it opened in 1974. She was a wonderful and witty woman and we had many a laugh together! My condolences to her family. I know she will be missed!
July 01, 2013
To the family of Mrs. Newell,
I am a member of Trinity Church and have moved away from the area. My childhood was spent going to Trinity Church. My father was Roberts Johnson. Mrs. Newell was always a fun lady to talk with and her stories were enjoyable. May you find peace knowing she is up in heaven looking out for the rest of us. Rest in peace, Mrs. Newell.

July 01, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

~ Cindy Stickles-Overman, Newport News, Virginia

July 01, 2013
I loved your Grandmama's beautiful spirit, Lauren and Ashley. Her wit was unmatched! I am praying for the strength of the family during this difficult time. May God be with you. Love always.

~ Leighandra Shenk, Newport News, Virginia
July 01, 2013
A wonderful neighbor and friend to all. A true blue Methodist woman. She will be missed and her memory cherished.

~ Rev. and Mrs. John LeGault, Newport News, Virginia
July 02, 2013
Nancy, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that knowing she lived a long life surrounded by loving family and friends helps you during this time. You've had great losses in your life but remember those wonderful memories. Thinking of you and your family.

~ Darcy Pepe Center, Newport News, Virginia
July 03, 2013
Nancy - You and Kenny and all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Many blessings... love, Barbara

~ Barbara E. Tyner
July 04, 2013
Nancy, sorry about your mom. I've missed seeing her out on the tennis courts and walking in the neighborhood. She was always in good spirits and loved being outside.
July 04, 2013
I knew Jane as Charlie's wife and "Mickie's" mom through the Mariners' Museum. She was a gracious southern lady with a great sense of humor whom I will remember fondly.

~ Gayle Donovan, Suffolk, Virginia
July 04, 2013

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Newell's family and friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Words by Walter C. Smith, 1876
Music (St. Denio) by John Roberts, 1839

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish—but naught changeth Thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
But of all Thy rich graces this grace, Lord, impart
Take the veil from our faces, the vile from our heart.

All laud we would render; O help us to see
’Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee,
And so let Thy glory, Almighty, impart,
Through Christ in His story, Thy Christ to the heart.

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