Bruce Alan Newbold

Bruce Alan Newbold

Bruce Alan Newbold “Newby” earned his wings on May 4, 2016. He returned  home with honor surrounded by his loved ones. Born December 28, 1956 to Noal Clegg and Doris Dianne Lloyd Newbold. He was raised in Murray, Utah and was a proud Murray Spartan. He faithfully served an LDS Mission to the Illinois Chicago Mission, Spanish speaking. He married his forever sweetheart Lynda Sue Durrant on June 8, 1979 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  His greatest treasure in life was his wife. Their love was truly worthy of a fairy tale. They have 5 beautiful children and 9 grandchildren whom he adored and loved spending quality time with. He was an energetic child, a hellion of a teenager, a devoted husband, an involved father, and a playful grandfather. He was a fierce, fierce friend, righteous priesthood holder, faithful Home Teacher, and a beloved co-worker. He loved the Gospel and had an unwavering testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ and the power of the atonement in his life. He served in many capacaties of the LDS Church and he magnified all callings to the fullest. Bruce always made every occasion special, his enthusiasm for life was infectious and made even the simplest family dinner feel like a holiday. He loved to have fun, his motto was “work hard to play hard!” He strived to be positive and found joy in all things.  He taught us to get through life by constantly reminding us that “Attitude is Everything” and to “Expect the Unexpected”. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. Bruce had many hobbies and talents. He enjoyed writing, throwing elaborate parties, playing with his grandchildren, rocking out to classic rock, playing the piano and writing songs, mastering the art of game playing, public speaking, genealogy, and spoiling his wife. His life was filled with service, humor, and helping his fellow man. He proudly served in the United States Air force as a medic for 4 years.  He strived to “Make A Difference” every day by doing a small act of kindness. No one was a stranger in his eyes. He knew everyone he came in contact with by name and was genuinely interested in them. He made it a point to make people feel special. It was just second nature to him. His last act of kindness was to be a donor. As a family we are proud to know that he was able to “Make a Difference” by donating to those in need. Bruce’s legacy will continue on in his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends as they follow in his footsteps and live out the many lessons he taught them.