Dr. Karen Ann Newton, an anesthesiologist and native Baltimorean, died Nov. 4 at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston from complications of a viral infection that affected her brain. She was 37.
A memorial service for Dr. Newton will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 2110 Madison Ave.
She had been working for the past 10 months in a partnership at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston. She also was an attending anesthesiologist at the Houston Veterans Affairs Hospital and an assistant professor at the Baylor University College of Medicine.
Dr. Newton was reared on Harlem Avenue in Baltimore and attended Pimlico Junior High School. She was a 1972 graduate of Western High School.
Dr. Newton received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1982.
She moved to Houston in 1986, when she joined the Baylor faculty.
Dr. Newton is survived by her parents, Joel and Sarah Newton, who have lived on Harlem Avenue for nearly 40 years; an aunt, Theresa Williams; and three cousins, Ernest C. Hammond and John and Terry Williams, all of Baltimore.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church for the Karen Ann Newton Scholarship Fund.