Hartley Newby

November 22, 1922 ~ June 30, 2018 (age 95)


Hartley Newby

Monroe, Utah

Hartley Newby, a life-long Monroe resident, passed away June 30, 2018 in St. George. He was born in Monroe, November 22, 1922 to Alfred S. and Ane Marie Washburn Newby. He married Jeraldine Roberts, June 2, 1948 in Monroe. She preceded him in death, July 23, 2010.

Hartley served three years in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a navigator on a B-24 bomber in the South Pacific. He graduated from Snow College and received a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Utah. He was a school teacher for 37 years, teaching in elementary, junior high and high schools in Marysvale, Elsinore and Monroe.

He loved Monroe. Hartley’s contributions to the community included serving as the Justice of the Peace for ten years, a member of the Monroe City Council and a member of the Planning and Zoning Commissions.

You could always find him outside doing something. Hartley’s love was riding his horse, farming, gardening and lately, changing his landscaping in the front yard or planting fruit trees in the back yard. He built two homes in Monroe: one for his family and the one on main street for his mother, Dolly. He was a mathematician, electrician, carpenter, farmer, horseman, pool player and many things more, but most of all he was our dad and grandfather and we will try hard to follow in his footsteps.

Hartley is survived by his daughters: Jill Newby (Dan Lee), Jane Kimball, and Kim (Dan) Neilson; daughter-in-law, Carrie Newby; 7 granddaughters and 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Lowell (Gayle) Nilsson.

Also preceded in death by parents; step-father, Alma Nilsson; son, Hartley Gene Newby; brother, AJ (Mary) Newby.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Retreat at Sunbrook and Alpha Home Health & Hospice in St. George.

Graveside services and interment will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Monroe City Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, July 20, from 6-8 pm at Magleby Mortuary, 50 S. 100 W., Richfield. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

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July 20, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Magleby Mortuary/Richfield
50 South 100 West
Richfield, Utah 84701

Graveside Service
July 21, 2018

11:00 AM
Monroe City Cemetery
North on 400 East
Monroe, Utah 84754

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