Claudia Newman


Claudia Maxine Newman, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. She was born on Nov. 19, 1925, to Ward and Sylvia Babcock and grew up in Grand Island, Neb. On Aug. 24, 1947, she married the love of her life, Clarence Newman. They shared 62 years together.

After retirement she enjoyed traveling around the country in an RV with her husband and spending time with her f

amily. They moved to Dale, Texas, in 1998. She could always be found cheering on her favorite team, The Houston Astros or watching Wheel of Fortune. Maxine was known for her beautiful singing voice and independent spirit. She lived a long and full life and will be missed by all who knew her.

Maxine is survived by her husband; sons, Jefferson Newman and Michael Newman; grandchildren, Tammy Dauzat (Ronald Dauzat), Christina Marie Williams, Stefanie Kern, Timothy Williams (Christina Gail Williams), Kerry Kern and Tom Newman; and her five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Rheta and Daniel Williams.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at McCurdy Funeral Home from 3 – 5 p.m., with a funeral service beginning at 5 p.m.

Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644. (512) 398-4791. Please visit and sign guestbook at


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