February 19, 2012

Lloyd L. Newsham

Lloyd Lee Newsham of Lincoln, 91 years of age, passed away at Eastmont Towerson on Sunday, February 19, 2012.   His family was most important to him, and he will be remembered as a loving husband, a dedicated family man and a loyal friend. Lloyd was born April 14, 1920 to Alfred and Ellen (Gordon) Newsham in Ceresco, NE.  He had two brothers, Gerald and Clarence, and two step sisters, Una Jean and Mildred.  Lloyd served his country bravely in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific.  He was awarded a Purple Heart.  After returning home, Lloyd was one of the first five veterans to attend the University of Nebraska on the G.I. Bill.  Lloyd married Nola Jean Chore on March 24, 1945, and they had three daughters, Judy, Karen and Joyce.  He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 38 years, until he retired.  Lloyd was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church.

Lloyd is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Nola Jean, and by his daughters, Judy Torrens of Omaha, Karen White and husband Tom of Lincoln and Joyce White of Lincoln. Also surviving are grandchildren Jacob Torrens of San Francisco, CA., Sara (Torrens)Prince and husband Bill of Arlington Heights, IL., Zachary White and wife Andrea of Lincoln, Seth White and fiancé Nicole Gillespie of Omaha, Anna White of New York, NY., Whitney (White) Tonkinson and husband Chad of Astoria, OR., and Joshua White of Flagstaff, AZ.  Great-Grandchildren include Addison Prince, Koa White and Luna White.  Also surviving are step sisters Una Jean (Newsham) Chaffee and husband Mark of Fargo, ND and Mildred (Newsham) Miller of Lincoln.  Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Ellen Newsham, step mother Mary Newsham, brothers Gerald and Clarence Newsham and granddaughter Aimee Torrens.

Cremation, no visitation.

The funeral service will be at First United Methodist Church, 50th & St. Paul, on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church. 

Interment will be in Wyuka Cemetery.


  1. Mr. Newsham was one of the nicest men I have ever known. I have known him since my high school days in the early 70’s. (His daughter, Joyce, has been a dear friend since then.)Every time I saw him through the years, he greeted me with such warmth. He knew how to make a person feel special in just a short conversation. His was a life very well-lived. He will definitely be missed. My love to the Newsham family.

  2. Dear Nola Jean, Karen and the rest of the Newsham families:
    I was sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your families.


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