Newt was born on Nov. 8, 1938, in Lapoint, Utah, to Vern and Bernice Sheffer. He was the youngest of eight boys. Newt married Connie on Dec. 2, 1973, in Ely, Nevada.
Newt will forever be remembered as a great husband, father, grandfather, friend and person.
He worked several years in the mines and for J.W. Nelson Construction. Newt was known for his contagious smile, detailed stories of his life, and endless jokes. He was a hard worker, loved rock hunting and spending time with his family. His hobbies included building tables and chairs for his grandchildren and winning stuffed animals for all the kids from the “claw” machines. Newt was loved by all children.
Newt is survived by his wife, Connie Sheffer; children, Rick Sheffer of Hurricane, Utah, Kathleen (Patrick) Allred of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ed (Dani) Guerrero and Monty (Torrie) Guerrero of Moab, Utah. He is also survived by his brothers, Bert, Jack, Dan and Klin Sheffer; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Bernice Sheffer; and brothers, Gene, Ivan and Don Sheffer.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the LDS Stake Center on Locust Lane at 2 p.m. A viewing will be held on Friday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.