Doris Jean Ledbetter Newman was born March 27, 1944 to Carl Edward and Dorothy May Ledbetter in Shafter, Calif. She was the fourth child out of nine, she married William Charles Newman on April 25, 1962. She lived most of her life in Porterville, California where she raised her family until her death on February 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband William, four brothers Everett, Delbert, Tommy and Albert. Two sisters Delores and Joyce and a daughter in law Melba. She is survived by her brother Earl, wife (Ruby), and her sister Lois, her three sons William, Joseph, wife (Darlene), and Richard, her daughter Billie Jo, Husband (Michael) and 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, nanny, aunt and friend. She will be lovingly remembered by all. A service was held on Monday February 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
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