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Barbara Jean Newtown

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BARBARA JEAN GODBEY (BOBBIE) NEWTOWN, 96 of Little Rock, Ark., passed away December 4, 2019. She was born In Atkins, Ark., to Riley J. and Wilma Williams Godbey on January 31, 1923 and resided there until 1941. She was graduated with Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Arkansas. She later served in the Little Rock Public School system as a teacher and as an elementary librarian. Married for over 56 years to Edward A. (Eddie) Newtown, they spent many years traveling and exploring the United States, where she captured the beauty of the flowers, birds, and animals in her many photographs. When at home, they shared a love for a long succession dogs and cats; she also made the acquaintance of all the pets in the area of her morning walks in the Heights neighborhood. She enjoyed her last 17 years at Presbyterian Village in Little Rock. She loved her extended family, her many friends, music, books, movies, dogs, cats, birds, and a glass of wine. Surviving her are two nieces, Mary Broach Scott (Leonard) of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Victoria Broach Shollmier (Jeffrey) of Little Rock, Ark., two nephews James Broach (Susan) of Harrisburg, Pa., and Robert Broach of Lake in the Hills, Ill., cousin Miles Godbey (Janet) of Little Rock, as well great-nieces and great-nephews: Lisette, Walter (Crescent), Sara (Jeffrey), Matt (Jackie), Lily, Chris (Sonja), Riley (Elizabeth), Susan (Peter), Haley (Chris), and Karl, 14 great-great-nieces and nephews, and many other cousins and extended family. Preceding her in death were her husband, her parents; her sister Billie Godbey Broach and brother-in-law Wilson James Broach. A memorial service will be held at the Presbyterian Village Chapel at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, December 12, 2019 (510 Brookside Drive, Little Rock). Burial will be at Atkins City Cemetery, Atkins, Ark. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Pulaski County.

Published December 8, 2019

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