Gypsy Pearl (Young) Newberry departed this world for her home in heaven on Nov. 3, 2012, at The Arbors in Marietta.
Gypsy was born to Engenetta A. (Reger) Young and Frederick D. Young on June 12, 1911, on a farm near Spencer, Roane County, W.Va. She married the love of her life, Denzil E. Newberry, on March 30, 1932, in Wood County. She was a faithful member of the Camden Avenue Church of Christ for 80 years. Gypsy was instrumental in supporting the founding years of Ohio Valley (College) University. She was an original member of the Stepping Stones in Parkersburg, where she volunteered many hours by cooking for various events to raise money for the college. She was also part leader of the Jr. Boosters of OVC. Both of her daughters were graduates of the formative years of the college. She was formerly employed at The American Viscose Co., and she retired in 1976 from Wood County Schools as a cook.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982; a sister, Vada Doak; two brothers, Roy and Harlan Young; twin infant sons in 1932; and her grandson, Cpl. Casey Kibble, USMC, in 2001. She is surivived by her daughters, Karen (Newberry) Shaw (Michael) of Centennial, Colo., and Bonnie (Newberry) Kibble (Steve) of Coolville, Ohio; five grandchildren, Andrea (Anthony) Kirk, Jennifer (Chad) Dodson and Holly (Randy) Hendrickson, Danny Shaw and Allison (Michael) Luna; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Camden Avenue Church of Christ at 11 a.m. Friday, with Dana Slingoff and Ron Laughery officiating. Graveside services will be held immediately following the ceremony at Evergreen South. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and one hour prior to services at the church.
Contributions may be made to Ohio Valley University in Gypsy's memory.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com