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Marlin Russell Newnam


Last updated 8/6/2014 at 1:46pm

Marlin Russell Newnam, 79, born August 13, 1934, in the Epworth, N.D., home of Russell H. and Vina Mae Newnam, passed away in his Electric City, Wash., home Wed., July 30, 2014.

In 1974 Marlin married Dorothy Gartrell in Elko, Nevada and worked as a Ford mechanic for 40 years, then as a mechanic for Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing. While he could fix anything with a motor, Marlin lived for fishing anywhere there was anything to catch. He also belonged to the Moose and Eagles clubs, enjoyed bowling and traveling in his R.V., and was an excellent pool player.

Marlin was predeceased in 2012 by his beloved wife of 38 years: Dorothy Newnam; and two daughters: Cynthia Calloway and Ginger Newnam. His legacy lives on through his children: Clark Newnam (Charlotte), Keith Newnam (Ilona) and Karlys Thoma (Alan); four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers: Roger Newnam (Sylvia) and Gary Newnam; sister Lois Smith (LeRoy) and several nephews and nieces.

His family requests that any donations be made in Marlin's name to the charity of one's choice.

At Marlin's request, cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is honored to be serving Marlin's family. Please sign Marlins on-line guest book at


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