Obituary for Rick Newlin

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home
719 384-8200

Rick Newlin, of La Junta, CO, entered into rest, June 18, 2013, at his home after suffering a heart attack. He was born in Rocky Ford, CO, December 10, 1960 to Tom L. and Connie Newlin. He was 52 years of age.
Rick is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Veronica Newlin of La Junta, mother, Connie Highland of Rocky Ford, father, Tom L. Newlin, Sr. of Texas, children, Michelle (Ben) Aguilar of San Antonio, TX, Kyle (Lyssa) Newlin of Fort Smith, AR, Jannelle Dippre and Shelby Dryer of Flagstaff, AZ, brother, Tom Newlin, Jr. of Missouri. He was also blessed with many cousins, family members and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his step-father, Earl Highland, paternal grandfather and maternal grandparents.
Rick worked as a detail specialist for Varner Motor Co. for 13 years. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, music, home improvement projects, custom woodworking and was very talented in sketch art as well as painting with oil and select paints.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 24, 2013, at Johnson-Romero Funeral Home in La Junta. Burial to follow at Fairview cemetery immediately after the services.
The family requests that any cards, letters, or donations be mailed to 1018 Raton, La Junta, CO 81050. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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