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Jill Katherine Newcomb

Jill Katherine Newcomb

Died: Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Age: 49
Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Jill Katherine (Stewart) Newcomb, 49, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, in the presence of her family at St. John Hospital after a 13-month battle with brain cancer.

Mrs. Newcomb was a National Honor Society graduate from Grosse Pointe North High School in 1973. She graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in 1977, earning a bachelorís degree in education which she later followed with a masterís degree in education.

Since 1978, Mrs. Newcomb was a highly respected teacher at the Ottawa Elementary School in Petoskey, where she resided until last fall. She loved to travel and took many trips to Europe and other interesting places with friends and family.

She is survived by her daughter, Hilary, a student at Michigan State University; her parents, Melbourne and Nancy Stewart of Grosse Pointe Farms; and her brothers, John Stewart of Princeton, N.J., and Kevin Stewart of Chapel Hill, N.C.

A memorial service is being held in Petoskey. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, 1300 West Conway Rd., Harbor Springs, MI 49740.
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