Shirley Newman

Shirley Ann Newman, the light of our family, went to be with our Lord on March 8, 2018. A time of visitation is set for 6 to 8 pm Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S College Ave in Bryan, Texas. A graveside service is set for 2pm Sunday March 11 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood, Texas.

She was born in Michigan on December 14, 1946 to James Goetz and Memorie Durelle Gaskill Cutrell.
El Paso and Toya, Texas is where she spent most of her childhood and considered Toya her home. Her family was transferred to Palestine, Texas during her teens. There she graduated from Westwood High School in 1965. She enjoyed being a cheerleader for the Panthers and proudly showed her megaphone when given the chance. After high school, Shirley decided to study nursing and chose to pursue a degree in this field. She became a surgical nurse at Palestine Memorial Hospital. She loved this profession and was proud to assist in all surgeries. Later, she became a school nurse for Neches and Slocum ISDs. She made livelong friends with both educators and students who adored her. Mom loved to fish, hunt and occasionally spend some time at the casinos. She always loved adventure.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Timothy; her parents, James Goetz and Durelle Gaskill Cutrell.

She is survived by her children, son Donnie Foster and wife Carla; daughter Kimberly Foster Rodgers and husband Lesley; brothers Darrell and wife Ellen Fountain; Todd and wife Lisa Goetz; Don and Helen Goetz, Jennifer Warner, and Kevin Cutrell.

She and her husband, Tim, retired to Bryan-College Station in 2008 where she lived until her passing. The family would like to thank CHI St. Joseph and Hospice Brazos Valley for the loving and passionate care given to her.

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  1. With loving memory’s, from J-bird (JW) and son Robby Stewart. Shirley will be greatly missed.
    She and Tim were great friends to us and Lena Mae and Olen Stewart. She was a great friend. Many a night was enjoyed playing dominos. With Love from, J- Bird and Robby Stewart

  2. Kim, I am truly sorry for your loss. I know your mother was a wonderful, caring person because of the love and commitment you exude every day.

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. So sorry to hear this Kim. I will be praying for God’s comfort and peace during this time for you and your family. We all love you here at work and will see you soon.

  4. Kim and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your steadfast care of your mom is a testament to the love your family had for her. Prayers that fond memories and those around you keep you strong. May God’s arms wrap around you to provide a sense of peace and calm during your grieving.
    Janell Crum

  5. Kim,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May god bless you and your family and bring peace.

  6. Kim,

    I know how close you were with your mom and I am so sorry for your family’s loss. We will all be praying for you.

    Ashleigh Houle

  7. What a beautiful Lady! It sounds as though she lived Her life to the fullest. I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss, and pray for peace of mind and soul for all of you during this difficult time.

  8. Kim, we have known each other for a while now. I always enjoyed talking to you about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!!

  9. Kim and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sending up many prayers for you and your family as you celebrate your mom’s life. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead and many happy memories of your times together.

  10. Donnie and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss. It’s never easy to loose a loved one. Hold on to the memories. My thoughts are with you.

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all. Your Mom was a special person and a good friend. The two of you should have no regrets you always made her proud. I know it’s hard to let go but her and Timmy are reunited and happy now. Her work on earth was done. Hang on to your memories and may God comfort you. See you Sunday.

  12. Kim, Hamilton and I are so very sorry about your Mom. She was such a sweet lady, and a wonderful neighbor in Palestine. With much love, Barbara Lott

  13. Kim – I’m so sorry about your momma’s passing. She was such a nice lady and such a wonderful neighbor. I have been praying and will continue to pray for all of you. You have my deepest sympathy – I know she was an amazing mother.

  14. Kim and Family, so sorry to hear of Shirley passing. She was so loved at Neches School for her instant smile and her nursing skills.