Born: 22 Jul 1927
Died: 23 Nov 2010
At the age of: 83
Spouse: Rosella Tilch Neddo
Children: Lynette, Trudy
MALTA – Charles Alvin “Lindy” Neddo, age 83, of Malta, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls.
Alvin was born on July 22, 1927, to Isaac James and Alice Osterhout Neddo in the family home in Malta, Idaho. In May of 1945, he graduated from Malta High School and the LDS Seminary. While in high school, he enjoyed flying and took his first lessons as a senior with the late, Olaf Moller. In the fall of that year, he met the lovely lady, Rosella Tilch, who was to become his wife. They were married on July 5, 1947, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and returned to Malta, to a home where they still live today.
In 1948, his father died, leaving him to care for this mother and a younger brother, as well as the family ranch. He enjoyed ranching, working cattle, and spent many enjoyable days in Meadow Creek and Cold Springs.
He was a charter member and served as president of the Point Springs Grazing Association working with Dr. Lee Sharp at the Point Springs Experiment Station. He served as a Raft River Highway District board member for 26 years, and as a board of director of the State Highway Association, serving as president in 1972 and 1973. He was honored as Highway Commissioner of the Year in 1984. He helped organize and was a past member of the Raft River Fire District and was a member of the Malta Lions Club, having served six years as director of the Idaho Lions Eye Sight Foundation. He served as vice-president of the Cassia County Republican Party, and after the Raft River Valley flooded in the spring of 1984, he helped organize the Raft River Flood District, and was currently serving as president. Alvin and Rosella served as Grand Marshals of the Cassia County Fair in 1996. He was honored as Cassia County Rancher of the Year in 1987. In 2004, he was inducted into the Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame, and in September of 2010, he received an Honorary Rangeland Stewardship Award from the University of Idaho.
Alvin enjoyed showing visitors the scenic beauty of the area he called home. He especially enjoyed taking “out-of-towners” pine nut picking. His hobbies included flying, building model airplanes, woodworking, gardening and reading. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His most enjoyable time was spent participating in the activities of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the joy of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rosella; his daughters, Lynette (Ronnie) Schwinn and Trudy (Kevin) Tracy; three grandchildren, Tina Heintzelman, Stephanie Schwinn and Tim Tracy; and three great-grandchildren, Kylie, Kendall and Makayla Heintzelman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Estella Hall, James Neddo, Melba Neddo, Naomi Paskett, Milton Neddo, Hope John and Melvin Neddo.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Malta LDS Church with Bishop Brad Hutchison officiating. Burial will be in the Valley Vu Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the church.
The family expresses their sincere appreciation to Dr. Wendell L. Wells and Dr. Nagraj Narasimhan for the wonderful care they offered Alvin.
The family suggests memorials be directed to the Lions Eye Sight Foundation or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children in care of the Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.