Todd Newman, 38, of Jacksonville, Ore., passed away Monday, May 14, 2012.

He was born July 25, 1973, in Medford, Ore., to Rodney and Luella Newman, and he resided in the Rogue Valley all of his life. Todd was a graduate of Medford High School and he attended Southern Oregon University.

He was employed at Harry and David in the quality control department. On July 8, 2009 he married Dena Stevenson. Todd most enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed gaming in Ashland, Ore., and playing music. This lead him to meet other musicians and they formed the band "Negligent Uncle."

Todd is survived by his wife, Dena; daughter, Cassie; son, Nate; father, Rodney Newman; stepmother, Elizabeth Newman; and stepsister, Saira Miles. He was preceded in death by his mother, Luella Newman; and his grandparents, Clifford and Della Parker, and Ralph and Rosezella Newman.

A private gathering was held at his residence in Jacksonville, Ore., where his loving family and friends shared memories of Todd. He will be greatly missed and live in our hearts forever.