Flora May Newman

Flora May Cox Newman


April 4, 1919 – September 27, 2019



Flora was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 3rd child of Alpha and Goldie Cox.  She was the first daughter of 8 children.  They moved to Gravette, Arkansas,  Fresno, California and in 1935 settled in Washougal, Washington where she graduated from high school, class of 1938.  It was there she met Walter W. Newman, Jr.  They married on August 31, 1940.


Flora worked at Crown Zellerbach Camas, in the napkin department for 30 years.  Walt and Flora liked to travel and play golf.  She was a lifetime member of Orchard Hills Country Club and Gateway Community Church. 


She is survived by 3 daughters, Shirley Scott, Betty (Don) Seekins, and Debra (Brent) Soule all of Washougal; brother, A. Francis Cox; grandchildren, Marleen (Jack) Webster, Bill (Judith) Groves, Bryan (Dana) Seekins, Warren (Mary) Scott, Lori Seekins Webb, and Jake (Angela) Soule; 12 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death be grandson, Jess Soul, great grandson, Jeffery Scott, husband, Walter and 6 siblings.


A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 4, at 11am at Gateway Community Church, 1235 E St. Washougal.  Interment will be at the Washougal Memorial Cemetery.  Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers please send donations to WACA (Washougal Arts Commission) PO Box 107, Washougal, WA 98671.  To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook please visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com