Lance Taylor Newell


Lance Taylor Newell
Lance Taylor Newell

Lance Taylor Newell, 29, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on September 22, 2021.

Lance was born on March 15, 1992, in Denver, Colorado to Michelle Cupps (Gilpin) and Ted Newell. A fighter from the very beginning, Lance weighed just over 3 pounds at birth and always had a determined, courageous spirit. His spunk was evident to every person he knew, and he brought it with him everywhere — most notably, to sports competitions. Throughout his life, Lance participated in soccer, wrestling, baseball, and football. Sports was a family affair for Lance; he was coached at times by his father, he played t-ball with his sister, and he was cheered on at every game by his mother. On many of his teams, his jersey bore the Newell family number 16. Lance was a proud member of the 2007 Colorado High School State Football Championship team, the Grandview Wolves.

Lance was known for his compassionate, sensitive, and kind heart. In 2017, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, with hopes of working in a field where he could advocate for and provide help to others. As a social worker and case manager, his passions included senior care, programs to support vulnerable youth, and other social service organizations. Lance was committed to human service work because he knew intimately of its importance and need. Lance shared his story of mental health and substance use recovery with many people, including his supports and connections within the AA community.

The pride and joy of his life was his family. Lance was the father of two sons and one daughter. He was partnered with his wife, Brandi Krantz, for seven years. Together, they loved to play outside, go on special trips, take photographs, and eat delicious meals. According to his loved ones, Lance is most remembered by his boisterous laughter, his silly jokes, and his willingness to do whatever it took to support his family.

Lance was preceded in death by his grandmother, Genevra “Jenny” Newell; his grandfather, Gary Gilpin; and his father-in-law, James Krantz.

He is survived by his wife, Brandi; his children, Kysyn, AnaLynah, and Dmitryus; his parents, Ted (Esperanza) and Michelle (Randy); and his sister, Heather Newell Oglesby (Chelsea). His extended family includes his brothers-in-law, Hunter Krantz and Michael Krantz (Cassidee); his mother-in-law, Dolores Krantz; his stepbrother, Nathan Cupps; his grandmother, Mary Lou Gilpin; his step-grandmother, Glenda Gilpin; and his step-grandfather, Garry Nollen; among many others. He will be deeply missed.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, September 30, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements made by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the online fundraiser in honor of Lance’s family, including his wife and three children.

7 Replies to “Lance Taylor Newell”

  1. Rest in Peace Lance. I just heard about your passing today. When we were at The Mission, you livened everything up. I know God doesn’t make mistakes, but it’s still hard for the ones left behind here. Until we meet again young friend

  2. We met Lance at Brookdale where he cared for my mom,.She and so many others adored him..
    He talked about a trip to Colorado he was planning, he was so excited.
    Our prayers are with you, heartbreaking news.

  3. What a legacy Lance left, his actions and hard work towards helping others is remarkable. My prayers for the family include grace, peace & for all of them especially his wife, to know that God uplifts the widows. May his children find comfort and feel security that their father is with them in spirit-always.

  4. Aw, Lance we miss you so much buddy! You were such a good kid who loved so deeply! We will see each other again one day. We will be here for Brandi, your sweet babies, and your loving mom and sister! You will always be in our hearts! Tell grandpa hello from us! We love you! Until we meet again!💜

  5. I love you my son & will miss you so much!! I look forward someday to our reunion in heaven. Until then we will help look after Brandi & your sweet kids!!

  6. My sweet Grandson Lance will always be part of my heart and dearly missed. He was so proud of his wife and family! Lance also appreciated the love and support his other family members gave him! I am happy that his Grandpa Gary & Grandma Jenny were in Heaven to welcome and love him.💔❤️💔

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