Obituary of Reginald Kenneth Newbon
Reginald Kenneth Newbon passed away Sept. 21, 2015. He was 84.
He was born in London, England, on Dec. 13, 1930, the youngest of four children born to Charles and Violet Still Newbon.
Reginald retained vivid memories as a young boy sleeping in the subways at night during the Nazi blitz in World War II. As a teenager, he was a manager for the newspapers on Fleet Street, and then a projectionist for movie theaters, where he developed his love of classical music.
In 1948, at 18, he emigrated to the United States to live with his sister in North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina, became a U.S. citizen and was drafted by the Army.
Reginald served in Berlin in the military police during the blockade. In Germany, he married his first wife, Ria.
Returning to the United States, Reginald graduated with a degree in Business/Advertising from the University of Colorado, Denver. Reginald and Ria had two children.
They relocated to Ventura, California. He worked for New York Life Insurance and he joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves, Intelligence Division.
He and Ria divorced. Ria returned to Germany. Reginald married Renai Henderson, and had two children. They moved to Europe where they owned a health food store and a vegetarian restaurant in Tunbridge Wells, England: the only vegetarian restaurant in all of southern England.
While in England he met his “true destiny,” through a renowned healer and teacher of metaphysics, with whom he studied. Reginald also became a naturopathic physician.
Reginald returned to California with his family and established a therapy center, taught classes and went on to establish a nonprofit for spiritual studies, in Carmel, CA. His work spread into Canada and England with a devoted following.
Semi-retiring, he moved to Nevada City area in northern California, maintaining his teaching and nonprofit of spiritual studies, until his death.
Reginald is survived by his two sisters, Vera McLane and Doris Fuller of South Carolina; his brother Ronald of Australia; his second wife Renai (aka Iaaviah); his four children, Christian Newbon and Simone Newbon of Berlin, Germany, Erin Berman of Pacific Palisades, California, and Tristan Newbon of Nevada City.
He is survived by four grandchildren, Alexsa Grant, Sophia Berman, Evan Newbon and Marie Newbon.
Throughout his life in his work, Reginald touched many people deeply and he will be greatly missed. We wish him eternal peace.
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