Richard John Newton, 74, died in Sierra Vista, Ariz., on Oct 17, 2013.
He was born in Wrangell, Alaska, on March 6, 1939. His early years were spent in Kake where his parents, Richard and Henrietta Newton, served as officers in the Salvation Army.
Dick graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1957 and attended Oregon State University before serving in the military, retiring as a Major. During his military career he was recognized and honored for receiving many badges and medals.