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|Newton, Olive Vance|
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Olive Vance Newton of Camarillo on July 17, 2012, at the age of 92.
Olive had a heart of gold. She was devoted to her family, and she had the ability to make each member feel like he or she was the center of her world. Her grandchildren treasure the memories of their overnight visits when she provided each one with all of his or her favorite foods, games, and crafts. She continued these special visits with her great-grandchildren, and they especially enjoyed baking and decorating cookies with her for the holidays.
Olive was born in Nebraska to Guy E. and Biddie Bright. She had one sister, Wilma June. The family moved from Arkansas to Ventura County in 1926. She attended grammar school in Ojai, and she graduated from high school and college in Ventura.
She was the secretary to the business administrator at Camarillo State Hospital for 27 years before retiring. She is the widow of Burl C. Newton, who was a locksmith at Camarillo State Hospital for 30 years. Olive was a member of Order of the Eastern Star for 60 years. She enjoyed being a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Camarillo.
Olive is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Gene and JoAnn Newton of Casa Grande, Ariz.; a grandson and his wife Terry and Denise Newton of Camarillo; a grandson and his wife Kenneth and Janet Newton of Camarillo; a granddaughter and her husband Debra and Don McNamee of Camarillo; great-grandchildren, Cassandra Faulkner, Michelle McNamee, Jason Newton, Joshua Newton, Bret Newton, and Breanna Newton; great-great-grandchildren, Carmen Faulkner and Aiden Ruiz. She is also survived by nephews, Tom E. Bracken of Bountiful, Utah; John E. Bracken of Magna, Utah; Robert J. Bracken of Saipan; and niece, Kathleen Weather of Galveston, Texas. The family would like to thank the staff at the Camarillo Health Care Center for their dedicated service given to Olive. They would like to especially thank Veronica Ruiz, Graciela Rincon, and Rafa Rodriguez, and Marabel (Julie) Guevara.
Also, a special thank you to her doctors, Dr. Magontti and Dr. Proffett.
The family also appreciates the support given by Debra Defoe from Assisted Hospice and rose Room Hospice and the care given to her by Kathy Cervantes. There will be a graveside service at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park on Saturday, August 18, at 2 p.m.