Newquist, a Westchester resident since 1940, died on December 27, 2013. She was
88 years old. A resident of White Plains, she had resided in Scarsdale from
1940 to 1994.
She was active in Scarsdale real estate from 1953 – 1965 and still held her NYS
broker's license when she died. She was a founding member of the "Beat the
Dow Club" in 1994, an investment club for seniors, and was a current
member of its board.
Her consuming life-long interest, inherited from her father, was as a stock market technician. This occupied her time daily for 60 years researching, writing, trading and computerizing her work. In addition she formed and led three corporations involved in manufacturing and marketing products for which she held patents. She was an avid painter and architectural designer, leaving many such works behind including her former home in Scarsdale. An enthusiastic tennis player, she was a former member of the Scarsdale Golf Club where she headed the Junior Tennis Program, a member of the Shenorock Shore Club, and was currently active at Manursing Island Club in Rye.
A direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson and other original founders of our country, she was a member of various genealogical organizations and a former board member of the Scarsdale DAR.
She married her first husband, Don A. Crawford, Jr., a World War II bomber pilot veteran, in 1945, now deceased. She married Lester J. Newquist in 1965, an economist and partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., also now deceased.
She is survived by her son, Scott Crawford Newquist, his wife Aileen, two granddaughters, Peyton Elizabeth and Paige Anne all of Palm Beach, FL, a sister Mrs. William H. Bassett, III of Scarsdale, a step granddaughter, Megan Wells Bettinger and three step great grandchildren all of Denver. CO.
A memorial service will be held at the Rye Presbyterian Church after the holidays at a time to be announced to friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, 20 Staniford Street, Boston MA, 02114.