Newton Baird Deavenport, 82, of Longmont, CO, passed away on March 19,2023 after a lengthy illness. Newton was born on July 11, 1940 to Loyd and Elizabeth (Baird) Deavenport in Boulder, CO. He graduated from Floydada High School in Texas in 1958.
Newton spent 20+ years in the Army, attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7). His time in the Army saw tours of duty in both Vietnam and Germany. He received several medals to include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, 6 Good conduct medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1981. After retiring from the Army, he had a second career at Atlas Flooring in Boulder, CO.
Newton met his wife Elizabeth (Vargo) in 1969 and they were married in July of 1970. The next year, they welcomed their daughter, Yolanda. A year and a half later, they welcomed their son Brian. Although they ended up getting divorced, they remained friends until his death.
Newton loved to collect things and took great pride in his stamp, coin, comic book and sports memorabilia collections. You never had to go far in his home and you would stumble onto one of his collections.
Newton also loved sports. Especially his beloved Broncos and Rockies. He attended many games throughout his life, even having season tickets to the Rockies for many years.
Newton was also an avid reader. He read many books throughout his life and would often get lost in a good book. Often times losing track of time while he was reading.
Newton was a good friend to many and loved his family dearly.
Newton is survived by his daughter Yolanda, his son Brian (Celena), and his son in love Nicholas; his two brothers Loyd (Yvonne) and Dennis (Martha); his 5 grandchildren, Jesse, Tyson, Hunter, Nikolle and Dakota; his two nieces Sherry (Troy) and Tracey (Rob) and his great nephew Zach (Kimberly).
A memorial service and burial will be held sometime this summer.