Sandy (Fig) Kay Newton passed away peacefully with her family on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.
She was born in Hastings, on July 14, 1946 to Vernon Newton and Lois Fair. Hastings is where Sandy spent her 73 years. During her life she worked many places, did a variety of things and met many people. Those who knew her knew she was near because she liked to be heard. They also knew how much she loved animals.
In September of 1965 Sandy and James Baker gave the world Jeanne Marie, her only child.
During her life time Sandy enjoyed a good card game (especially poker), garage sales, chocolate shakes from Richies and was a member of the Eagles Club and Moose Lodge. She enjoyed special times with her great granddaughter Sophia.
Sandy is survived by her daughter, Jeanne (Jeff) Payton of Hastings; brothers, Jerry (Kathy) Newton of Wayland and Dennis (Gloria) Cooley of Chesapeake, VA; her grandson, Russell Burgdorf III and granddaughter, Amanda Fleury; several nieces, nephews and family. She also shared two very special lifelong friends, Char Abasse and Geri Szczepanak.
Sandy was preceeded in death by both her parents, Vernon & Lois; two brothers, Vernon (Bud) Newton and Jimmy Lee.
Family will have a celebration of life Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 between 5 and 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 2160 M-37 Hwy., Hastings, MI 49058