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Gertrude (Trudy) Martha Newton Nov. 2, 1916-Nov. 25, 2023


Trudy Newton, born in Detroit, Michigan, was 107 years and a few days old when she passed away on Saturday, Nov..25th. Her passing was peaceful. She resided at the La Conner Retirement Inn at that time and had been a resident there since 2012. Also, she had lived in the Seattle area, and then in La Conner for the previous 21 years, since relocating from the east coast.

Trudy was a discriminating reader, appreciator of music, lover of dogs and travel. She loved to play bridge. Additionally, her activities had included being in the Peace Corps; admin work for a social rehab farm in Massachusetts; facility manager for officer living quarters at Ft Casey on Whidbey Island; and being the receptionist for the Inn upon its opening.

Trudy is survived by her three children: Tom, Sue, and Bob; seven grandchildren: and 14 great grandchildren.

She will be missed.

Trudy's 107th birthday party at the Retirement Inn was the subject of an article in the La Conner Weekly News on Nov. 8, 2023. That article is available from the paper's website:


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