Jimmy R. Newton, Jr.

 

 

 

Age: 36

 

Summary: chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council who had served on the tribal council as vice chairman before he was elected chairman in 2012 and was a strong voice for the Southern Utes working on projects including the Pine River Indian Irrigation Project, which supplies water to Southern Ute and outside lands.

 

 

Cause of Death: Brief illness

 

Born: September 18, 1976

 

Died: March 31, 2014

 

Location: Ignacio, Colorado