August 3, 2018
After a year long battle with cancer, Jona was called home by her Heavenly Father on Friday, July 20, 2018, surrounded by friends and family. She was born on June 6, 1967 to Harold LaBree and Linda (Hanley-LaBree) Newman in Ekalaka, MT. On December 28, 1968, her father, Harold passed away.
In December, 1971, Linda married Dean Newman of Ingomar, MT and Jona gained a stepfather. Jona (4 ½) stood watch over the blessed event...she can be observed smiling from ear to ear, front and center, in their wedding pictures. Dean remembers her youth as, "into everything, all the time". He al...