In Memory

George Newsham

George M. Newsham was born in Nebraska, November 3, 1953, and died July 20, 2003, in an auto accident in Wasilla, Alaska, aged 49.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Cathi Messenger Newsham (Class of 1972), and two children.

George and Cathi were married on July 10, 1976.
George Newsham
Former Seattle attorney spent a decade in Alaska.

George Newsham graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1976 with a B.A., and from the University of Washington in 1978 with a J.D. He was a partner at Prince, Kelley, Newsham & Marshall in Seattle until his move to Alaska in 1992.

Newsham was a former member of the Washington, Alaska, and Ohio bar associations.

Source: Washington State Bar Association site
Contributed by Joanne Smith
Deceased Classmate: George Newsham
Date Of Birth: November 3, 1953
Date Deceased: July 20, 2003
Age at Death: 49
Cause of Death: Automobile Accident
Classmate City:
Classmate State: Alaska
Survived By: His wife of 28 years, Cathi Messenger Newsham and two children.


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03/27/11 07:18 PM #1    

Cindy Nielsen (Buethe)

I knew George well through grade school, middle school, & high school.  What a kind guy and sweet grin!  I always thought he'd be President someday.  He was so smart and made it look so effortless!  I thought he'd probably be President someday.  Sounds like that could have been possible if he'd been given a bit more time! 





07/23/11 05:15 PM #2    

Patty Horn (Cimino)

 I remember George as a good natured person who had a smile for everybody.  We enjoyed some laughs.  I am sorry to hear he is gone too soon.

11/01/11 08:25 PM #3    

Tom Partridge

I also have great memories of George. My memories come from football where George was one of the big guys on the line to protect the little guys in the backfield. He has some of the biggest feet on the team. Kind heart, real smart, and a nice guy to have on your side.

11/13/13 10:48 AM #4    

Dan Eisenhart

Let's keep it real.  At Pound, George was our chief and our leader.  At that time, he was not only the biggest and the most developed, he was the smartest and most mature.  His academic achievments were equal to his athletic accomplishments Everybody wanted to sit with George at lunch.

I tried to hook up with George every time I visited Seattle but it never worked out.  When I finally moved there, George had two weeks before his relocation to Alaska and we had a couple of Husker gatherings and one great dinner party at his home.

The world is a much poorer place without him.

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