Memorial service for Chairman Newton to take place April 4

Jimmy R. Newton Jr., chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, passed away Monday, March 31.
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe announced on Wednesday, April 2 plans for a memorial service for Chairman Jimmy R. Newton Jr., who died March 31.

A service will take place at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 4 at the Sky Ute Casino Resort’s Events Center at 14324 U.S. Highway 172 North in Ignacio. Interment will take place at Ouray Memorial Cemetery immediately following the service.

A luncheon will then follow at the casino. All events are open to the public.

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