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John Newberry

January 29, 1958 — March 4, 2024

John Robert Newberry 66 of Flora Vista passed away March 4, 2024, in Farmington. He was born January 29,1958, in Durango, Colorado to Robert (Tony) David Newberry and Beulah Bell Gossett Newberry. John went to Aztec High where be played Trumpet and graduated in 1976.He was a true Aztec Tiger. In August of 1979 John started his adventure with El Paso Natural Gas which later became Enterprise Products. John loved the oilfield. He became quite the expert with the Turbines. He calls them his dragons and would call home after a shutdown and say I twisted her tail sweetie, and she flew off and I will be home in a little bit. He was always making a tool to make projects easier. John was a jack-of all trades, problem solver, expert fixer and a genius on a lot of things. You could call him on the phone, and he would help you fix about anything. He loved and respected ALL the Enterprise Products family of almost 45 years.

July 1st 1996 became a very special time for John he married his sweetie Christine (Penny) Williams and then the fun began. She brought a son to the marriage Chad Williams. John made him rebuild his motor for the Bronco, he bought him, John was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his family. When his oldest grandson came into his life Tristen John Williams in 2002, he had a buddy to hang with and became amazing Papa. They went to in the shop for hours on end. He had him running a drill press at 4 years and had him on a motorcycle at 5 with training wheels. They were like two peas in a pod. In 2008 came Delynn Danay Williams a granddaughter his Bebe girl. He taught her how to ride a motorcycle too. Lots of camping at the lake fishing, swimming and riding in the boat. Then later came Robbie Williams and then Jax Williams. John loved his grandchildren, and his face would light up when he talked about them. There were lots of BBQ cook offs and BBQ trailers that John built and designed. That man loved to cook. John even made 4-barrel cookers that were shipped to Afghanistan so the boys would be able to cook.

He loved going to the Rusty Shovel in Vallecito Lake and spending time cooking and having beers with Rob and Karen and with friends teaching us all how to cook.

He was our rock and soul mate, loved by many and will be greatly missed by family, friends and co-workers. John was proceeded in death by his parents Tony and Beulah Newberry, both sides of grandparents. He is survived Christine (Penny) Newberry, Chad Williams, Tristen John Williams, Delynn Williams, Robbie Williams and Jax Williams and his mother-in-law Betty Murray. Cousins Cindy, Vicki and Kathy, his best friends Randy and wife Mitzi and all their amazing family.

John is with Farmington Funeral Home for cremation There will be a celebration of life in Flora Vista in July so his grandkids can be here with him and as the date gets confirmed we will let his all friends know.

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