Roach, Anita Rhea Newman Age 74, passed away at her home in Frisco on June 25, 2009, surrounded by her family after a five year battle with cancer. She was born December 1, 1934 in Frisco, Texas, to Opal (Edwards) and Raymond Earl “Boose” Newman. She attended school in Frisco for the first 10 years before moving to Freeport where she completed her high school education at Brazosport HS, but at her insistence, her diploma was signed by W.O. Silk, Supt. in Frisco. Anita spent most of her working years in the field of education, finally retiring from Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston. Anita married Sam Roach on February 14, 2002. She had a green thumb and enjoyed working with her plants and flowers in the yard and in her greenhouse. She had a zest for life and enjoyed traveling and just being with friends. She is preceded in death by her Father, Raymond Earl “Boose” Newman and her mother Opal Edwards Wolfe. She is survived by her husband, Sam Roach; by two children, Christa Childres and Amanda Foytik and husband Donny; two grandchildren, Brandy Foytik and Cory Foytik; three siblings, Wanda Blumenreich, Earlene Jett and Coy Newman; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends from both Houston and Frisco. The family would like to thank her friends, nurses and doctors, especially Dr. Boyd Jenkins and Clara Jones for their help and concerns during her last valiant days. A Memorial Service will be held at 3PM on Tuesday, June 30th at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church, 3521 Main Street, Frisco, with Rev. Billy Echols-Richter officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations be made to either Collin College Foundation, 4800 Preston Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093 or Frisco Education Foundation, Box 567, Frisco, TX 75034.
Roach, Anita Rhea Newman