Bobby G. Newton ’52 of Hinsdale, Ill., died on May 16, 2010. He was born in 1928 in Newton County, Okla. His family later moved to Nickerson, Kan., where he graduated from Reno Community High School in 1946. Bobby was a member of Tau Beta Pi and graduated from Mines with a degree in geological engineering. On September 29, 1951, he married high school classmate Fern Arlene Moorman in Nickerson. Bobby went to work for Amoco, serving in the United States, Canada and Egypt. He retired in 1986 as vice president of Amoco Exploration International. During his career, he was involved in the discovery of the Sherwood Unit in the Powder River Basin, led Amoco’s entry into the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and offshore Nile Delta, and served as a director of the Earth Science Research Institute. Fern predeceased him in 2008. Bobby is survived by daughters, Kayla Rocereta and Tara Striemer; son, Robert; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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