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LaRisa Jo Nebeker Newman

May 18, 1958 — March 29, 2024

West Valley City

LaRisa Jo Nebeker Newman

LaRisa Jo Nebeker Newman returned to her heavenly home on the morning of March 29, 2024. She was born on May 18, 1958, in Ogden, Utah, to Perry and Verla Nebeker and was the oldest of seven children.

She attended Ben Lomond High School, where she enjoyed attending all the sporting events and cheering on the teams. She especially enjoyed rooting for her brothers and sisters who played. The coaches were grateful for her, as she was always happy to help with the score keeping. The coaches even chose her to letter in score keeping.

After graduating from high school, LaRisa attended Utah State University and enjoyed her time there. In 1979, she served as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Arcadia, California Mission. Her love for her mission was evident as she often shared stories about it with her children. Heavenly Father called her to serve close to her dear Aunt Donna and Uncle Bob and was given special permission to see them often.

LaRisa married her devoted husband, Mickel J Newman, on July 30, 1983, in the Ogden, Utah Temple. They settled in West Valley City, where they raised their five children.

LaRisa was a caring mother who never missed a game or performance, always cheering on her children.

For 35 years, she worked as a secretary for the United States Air Force Recruiting Service before retiring in December 2022. Throughout her career, she found fulfillment supporting hundreds of recruiters.

LaRisa was known for her love, generosity, and selflessness. She enjoyed reading LDS novels, playing the piano, and was an avid sports fan later in life as well. She deeply cared for those around her and willingly helped however she could. She held various callings in the church throughout her life, and she especially loved teaching the children in Primary the last several years. She dedicated many days to preparing lessons and bought special gifts weekly for each child to help them feel her love and the love of their Heavenly Father and the Savior.

LaRisa found her greatest joy in being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She cherished each grandchild and would do anything for their happiness. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Mickel J Newman, and her siblings: Lana (Dee) Roskelley, Kristie (Bob) Holmes, Kerrie (Reed) Davis, Barry (Mindy) Nebeker, Maria Nebeker, and Ryan (Shera) Nebeker.

LaRisa is also survived by her children: Shannon (McWayne) Mumford, Jeannie (Patrick) Craig, Melissa (Byron) Anderton, Todd (Losaline) Newman, Cammie Newman; and nine grandchildren: Linkin Craig, Elius Chavez, Maylee Mumford, Jocelyn Mumford, Jaxon Craig, Lyrik Edgar, Eve Mumford, Asher Anderton, and Aspen Mumford.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Perry Lamar Nebeker and Verla Myers Hutchison Nebeker.

There will be a viewing Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Peel Funeral Home at 8525 W. 2700 S. in Magna. Funeral service will be on Friday, April 5th beginning at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 3745 S. 6400 W. in West Valley City. The service will be preceded by a viewing from 10 am to 10:45 am. Interment will be at the Memorial Redwood Cemetery at 6500 S. Redwood Rd in West Jordan at 1:30 p.m.
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