Karen “Michelle” Newton Valdez (December 2, 1954 — March 4, 2017) | PostIndependent.com

Karen “Michelle” Newton Valdez (December 2, 1954 — March 4, 2017)

Karen “Michelle” Newton Valdez passed away peacefully at her home in Rifle, CO, on March 4, 2017.

Michelle was born December 2, 1954 in Arvada. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert E. Newton, mother, Joy Maxwell Newton, and a brother, Robert E. Newton, Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas S. Valdez, cousin, Lynette Lyley Newton of Ft. Collins and a niece, Lany Marie Minkie, of Littleton, CO.

Michelle married Thomas Valdez September 3, 1993, in Glenwood Springs, CO. They were together and enjoyed the outdoors, volunteering for the community, and traveling. Michelle touched many with her compassion and generosity.

Michelle touched, affected and gave to many. Sharing her compassion and generosity.

She will be dearly missed.

Celebration of Life will be announced at a future date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1901 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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