Margaret Ruth Hayter Newton was born in the Routh Cottage on Texas Street in Fort Stockton, October 5, 1921.She left this world and went to be with the Lord on October 28, 2020.She led a full life with many friends and family members.Margaret attended Hovey School through the sixth grade when the Hayter family started commuting to school from the ranch.She graduated from Fort Stockton High School in May 1939.She was a member of the high school tennis team from 1937 to 1939, and also participated in county contests in typing and shorthand.She is a business administration graduate of Texas Wesleyan College, Fort Worth.Margaret worked as a secretary for both civil service and private institutions.Margaret and Staff Sargent Glenn James Newton were married November 12, 1943 in the Pyote Army Airbase Chapel.After Glenn’s retirement from the United States Air Force as a chief warrant officer, the Newton’s lived in Napa, California for ten years while Glenn worked in the Mobil Oil Company Distributor’s Office.They moved to Fort Stockton in June 1978. Later she moved to Roswell, New Mexico, to be with her friend, George (Elmo) Stapp and family. Later, she moved to Lubbock to Wilshire Place, Assisted Living, in August 2019. Some of their interesting tours of duty in the Air Force included Elemdorf AFB, Anchorage Alaska, Clark AFB, Republic of the Philippines and several Air Force bases across the continental United States.Margaret is a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Glenn Newton, her parents Joseph (Joe) Hayter Sr. and Annie Lou Fulcher Hayter and all four siblings; Elvera (Vie) Hayter Kenley, Robert Carroll Hayter, Joseph (Pete) Hayter Jr. and Jacqueline (Jackie) Hayter Edwards.Surviving members are numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews that loved her dearly. Viewing was held at the Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend on November 2, 2020 and services were held November 3, 2020 at the Immanuel Baptist Church.Margaret suggested, in lieu of flowers, that contributions be made to each one’s favorite charity.Margaret’s favorite charities were the West Texas Boys Ranch and the VFW. Pallbearers - Corey Hayter, Chris Hayter. Joe Bob Hayter, Timothy Hayter, Jacob Medlock and John Kenley.
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