Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, with funeral services at 2 p.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball. Pastor Steve Rowland will officiate, and burial will follow at the Forest City Cemetery.
Elnora Jane Newman was born April 1, 1923, in Watkins to Arthur Gulso and Grace (Mayer) Gulso Magnuson. She married William Newman in 1947; he preceded her in death in 1965. Elnora served her country in the U.S. Army conducting tours of the Smithsonian Institution for dignitaries. She worked as a beautician for 45 years, owning and operating three beauty salons in the Los Angeles area. She was a member of Rebekah's Lodge, enjoyed crafts, gardening and cats, and was an avid reader.
Elnora was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Grace; husband William; and brothers Wayne, Darrell and John Magnuson.
She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Newman of Double Springs, Calif.; sisters Vera Theisen of Annandale, and Mavis Magnuson of Farmington; and brother Irven Magnuson of Litchfield.