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  • Verlyn Loy Newberry

Verlyn Loy Newberry

Verlyn Loy Newberry of Fairfield (formerly of Mexia) passed away Jan.11, 2022. She was born on Feb. 4, 1932, in Cuero, to Alvin and Amanda (Ruschhaupt) Schorlemer.

Newberry received her Texas Secondary Education Certification in 1955 to teach grades 6-12 and Vocational Home Economics from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.

She received her Masters in Home Economics from Texas Women’s University in 1970.

Newberry started her teaching career in Rockport, where she met her future husband, James Newberry. After marrying him in 1956, she moved to Mexia, where she taught Home Economics for 40 years in Mexia, Groesbeck and finishing her educational career in Teague. One of the highlights of her career was serving on the National Board of Home Economics Educators. She retired from education in 1994.

Shortly after the death of her husband, Newberry moved to Fairfield. There she was an active member of the First Methodist Church in Fairfield participating in Sunday School as well as serving in many areas throughout the church until the time of her death. She was an active member of the Retired Teachers Association of Freestone County as well as Freestone Quilt Guild, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Newberry loved spending time with her family and was a lifelong fan of the Texas Aggies, Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. She would actively engage in sports conversation, utilizing her knowledge and love of the games.

She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents and her brother, Alvin Schorlemer Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Cyndi Plant and wife, Vonda Posey of Carrollton; son, Scott Newberry and wife Carolyn of Fairfield; granddaughter, Amanda Forrest and husband, Benjamin Forrest, of Dallas; and two grandsons, Kyle Newberry and his wife Ashley Newberry of Arlington; and J. Newberry of Fairfield.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan.15, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church in Fairfield with Rev. Richard Heyduck officiating. A visitation with the family will be conducted at the church following the service.

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