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George & Shirley (Hillius) Newbury



George R. Newbury, 82 Minot, ND passed away Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 in his home.

Shirley J. Newbury, 81 Minot, ND passed away Sunday, March 27th, 2022 also in her home.

George Ruben Newbury was born Aug. 11th 1939 the 3rd of 5 children to John O. and Anna T. (Oberlander) Newbury in Steele, ND. George "Ruben" was raised on the family farm south of Crystal Springs, ND. He was educated in Crystal Springs and assisted on the family farm until adulthood.
Shirley Jean Hillius was born Jan. 9th 1941 the oldest of 7 children to Theodore E. Jr. and Emma L. (Schatz) Hillius on the family farm south of Medina, ND. She assisted on the family farm graduating from Medina High School in 1959.
George and Shirley began their journey of 62+ years of marriage on June 19th, 1959 in Medina, ND. The first years of marriage involved lots of travel and relocating while working on road construction for Schultz and Lindsey Co in the states of ND, MT, CO and SD, returning to the Hillius farm for the winter months.

In 1966 they made Minot, ND their home. George was employed by Iseman Homes, Minot Coleman Distributers and Discount Mobile Home Sales. Shirley took a job with Talbott Nursery during the spring and summer for a couple years.

In 1975 they established George's Mobile Home and Camping Service Inc. starting out in a 14’ x 28’ garage. Working side by side many hours while raising a family. The business focused on primarily Mobile Home repair eventually phasing to exclusively RV service in the early 90's. George and Shirley retired in 2002 with Todd carrying on the business that they took great pride in.

They led a very active life spending time with family and lifelong friends, camping, fishing, playing cards, dancing and traveling to Polka Festivals. Sundays were often spent listening to Old Time music on KBMR radio's Polka Party. They traveled to many places around the country with winters spent in Hawaii and later Arizona. They also made memorable trips to Germany, Mexico and the Bahamas. A life well lived. They will be dearly missed by all.

George and Shirley are survived by Daughter, Tammy (Bruce) Moffitt San Tan Valley, AZ, Son, Todd (Heidi) Newbury Minot, ND, Son, Tracy (fiance Molly Hendrickson) Queen Creek, AZ, Daughter, Tina Newbury, Minot, ND, Grandchildren Brooke (Todd) Bertrand, Chad Moffitt, Stacie (Amanda) Moffitt Jordan (fiance Amber Olson), Cali (Levi) Hanson, Allyn Newbury,

Madison Endresen, Cole Scheig, Rylan Scheig and Kennedy Scheig. Great grandchildren, Maxim and Emma Bertrand, McKenna Hanson, Ellie Edwards, Kaysuan Endresen, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Melissa "Missy" (Westlie) Newbury.

George is survived by a sister, Sandra (Steve) Shultz, Veneta, OR.

George is preceded in death by parents John O. and Anna T. Newbury, Sister Virginia Fanta. Brothers John "Morris" Newbury and Dwight D. Newbury.

Shirley is survived by sister, Eloise (James) Kleven, Medina, ND, brother Stan (Marge) Kearney, NE, brother, Arlen (Irene) Hillius, Medina, ND, sister, Shelly (Michael) Fercho, Medina, ND

Shirley is preceded in death by parents, Theodore E. Jr and Emma L Hillius, infant sister, Bonnie Lou, and brother, Jay Steven.


Private graveside service at the Medina, ND Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials preferred to United Methodist Church, Medina, ND.

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