Obituary for Mary Alice Newton (Printz)
Mary Alice (Printz) Newton, 84, formerly of Pueblo, Canon City and Littleton, Colorado passed away February 26, 2018 at TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Mary Alice was born to Ralph L. Printz and Alice A. (Bloedel) Printz on June 29, 1933 at the family home in Pueblo, Colorado.
Mary Alice was the youngest of three daughters. The family moved to Canon City, where she attended school, graduating from Canon City High School.
Mary Alice and her sisters loved to play the piano. She won several contests with her performances and was involved in beauty pageants. She won the Miss Apple Blossom pageant, Miss Canon City and went on to take second place for Miss Colorado in 1951. She not only had the talent, but had an infectious personality.
After her mother passed away from cancer, her father remarried, having another daughter, Connie (Printz) Boden, whom Mary Alice named.
She attended Western State College, returning after a year when she met and married Don Newton. They moved to Pueblo, Colorado and had three children together.
Mary Alice later went back to school, earning her Bachelor’s degree. She became a teacher for a short while, where she taught children with remedial reading issues. After divorcing, she moved to the Littleton area and started a new career with the Department of Corrections, working with both women and men inmates. She retired from the Department of Corrections after 18 years of service.
Above all else, Mary Alice was very devoted to her family. She will be dearly missed by her three children, Leslie (Matt) Feeney, Curtis (Tamara) Newton, and Chris Newton; sister, Connie (Dave) Boden; grandchildren, Suzanne (Oren) Sparks, Dusty (Cindy) Arnold; step-granddaughter, Hannah Feeney; grandchildren, Weston, Grayson, Sadie and Lily Newton; great-grandchildren, Colin and Payton Canik, Leona and Charlie Bear Arnold; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Joyce Butorac and Betty Forney; and niece, Jean Ann (Butorac) Waltman.
Graveside service, 1:00 p.m. Friday March 2, 2018, Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the United States at www.humanesociety.org or to The Children’s Fund at www.childrensfund.org.