Delaina Mae Newby Mordhorst
February 22 1935 – August 19, 2020
Delaina Mae Newby Mordhorst, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at her home in Sparks, Nevada.
Delaina Mae Newby Mordhorst was born Feb. 22, 1935, at Denver, CO, to Dorothy Owens Newby and Merrit Owens.
She was adopted by Avery Newby, who married Dorothy Owens.
Delaina spent her childhood in Oacoma, SD, and went to Oacoma Elementary School of Oacoma, SD.
She married Leo Allan Mordhorst and had one son, Rodney (Butch) Mordhorst.
Delaina loved life.
She walked everywhere, enjoyed talking and laughing with people. Her laughter was contagious and made people feel good with her small talk.
Delaina was a loving, kind person and will be deeply missed.
Grateful for having shared her life are her sons, Rodney Mordhorst of Nevada and David Mordhorst of Nevada; her brothers, Ron of Nevada and Kenny Newby of Wyoming and her sisters, Donna Newby of California, Diana Newby Furr of Colorado and Rena Newby Mashek of Nebraska.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Hammond; her mother, Dorothy Newby; her stepfather, Avery Newby and her youngest brother, Ricky Jo Newby.