Last updated 4/3/2008 at Noon
Agnes Newell, 82, passed away peacefully in her hometown of Fallbrook, CA, on March 24, 2008, due to causes related to Parkinson’s disease.
Mrs. Newell was born February 1, 1926, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, to William Gillespie and Ellen Butler-Gillespie.
After immigrating to the United States in 1948, she settled initially in Santa Monica, CA, where she met her future husband, John Newell. They enjoyed more than 52 years of marriage together.
Mrs. Newell became a mother and homemaker raising five children while traveling with her husband, a career serviceman in the US Air Force,...