Service Set for Julie Newbury Choate

Editor’s Note: The oldest daughter of Don and Brenda Newbury died August 15. Following is a message from Don Newbury concerning the service, which will be livestreamed on Saturday, August 22. Don Newbury writes the weekly Idle American column that is published in several hundred newspapers and on Spirit of Abilene. Newbury is the retired president of Howard Payne University.

Julie Choate


Many of you know that our oldest daughter, Julie Anna Choate, was victim of a pulmonary embolism on Saturday, August 15, 2020.  She was Careflighted to Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, but passed within two hours of being stricken at her home.  She was 50 years of age, and had readied for her fourth year as principal at McCall Elementary School in Aledo.  A veteran educator of more than 29 years, she served in Aledo for 19 years.

Several have asked about her memorial service.  It is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2020, Christ Chapel Bible Church, 3701 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth.  It will be livestreamed, beginning about 10 minutes prior to the service, with Internet access at:

We are grateful for so many messages of comfort and trust the continuing love and grace of our Lord to see us through.

One comment

  • Don, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I don’t know what it is like to live with “the unimaginable.” My heart goes out to you and your wife and family. Nell Sims


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