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Joseph Reuben Newman

January 27, 1932 — July 18, 2018

1/27/1932 ~ 7/18/2018

Joseph Reuben Newman 86 of Mount Pleasant, UT passed away July 18, 2018. He was born January 27, 1932 in Springville, UT to Robert Howell and Irene Ester Clark Newman. He married Carma Stringham June 15, 1953 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They settled in Cache Valley, and while living there he was one of the first successful kidney transplant recipients. After he was one of the most healthy men you could meet. They moved in 1971
to Star Valley, WY and spent 30 of their married years owning Star Valley Jewelry. They moved to Mount Pleasant for the last 16 years where he and Carma retired. Joe loved the out doors and especially fishing. He was an avid gardener, both for himself and his neighbors. Joe served in Scouting, Ward Mission Leader, High Priest Group Leader and Sunday School Presidency. He served with his wife in the Dallas Fort Worth Mission serving mainly in Oklahoma and New Mexico. Joe enjoyed the temple and in the last eight years he attended the Manti Temple weekly. Survived by his children, JoAnne (Stan) Clapham, Bountiful, UT; Mickel J (LaRisa) Newman, West Valley, UT; Gloria (Carl) Hamilton, Ogden, UT; Jared J (Rebecca) Newman, Pocatello, ID; Lorna (Tim) Jensen, Grover, WY; Alma J (Gail) Newman, Layton, UT; 30 grandchildren; 79 great grandchildren; siblings, Howell Pershing Newman, St. George, UT; Ethel Gottfredson, Pocatello, ID. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carma Newman; daughter, Audrey Newman; siblings, Gerald Robert Newman, Elizabeth Clairene Rowland, Margaret Ann Woods, Hazel Irene Gordon, Thomas Jay Newman & William Albert Newman. Funeral services Monday July 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mount Pleasant N. Stake Center (300 W 500 N). Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary (96 N 100 W Mount Pleasant ,UT) and Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment on July 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Grover Cemetery in Grover, WY. Online condolence at

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