Isaac James Neddo Jr

Isaac J & Alice O Neddo Headstone

Born: 1882

Died: 1 Dec 1948

At the age of: 66

Plot Number: E4

Spouse: Alice Osterhout Neddo

Children: Isaac James Darby Neddo

Parents: Isaac James Neddo Sr, Pauline Burridge Neddo

Additional Information: Mrs. Deward John (Hope) is also a daughter but she is not listed


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Funeral services were held Sat at 1 p.m. Dec 4 at the Malta LDS Church with Bishop J. Henry Thompson conducting.

The organ prelude and postlude were played by Maurine Sanders. Deward John sang “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.” Invocation by Shirley Barlow. Solo “O My Father” by Barbara Udy. Obituary by Bishop Thompson. Speaker John Chester Loveland. Violin solo by Alta Rasmussen. Speakers John A. Elison and Pres. E.S. Miller. A Ladies chorus sang “Come Come Ye Saints” under the direction of Barbara Udy. Benediction by Fred H. Ottley.

Interment under the direction of Payne Mortuary was in the Malta Cemetery. Grave dedication by Rawlins Harper.

The flowers were handled by the R.S. assisted by 20 granddaughters and nieces of the deceased. The pall bearers were Orville Udy, Joseph Hepworth, Fred Gardner, R.K. Hepworth, L.P. Hall and Leo Beyler.

Isaac James Neddo Jr., son of Isaac James Neddo Sr. And Pauline Burridge, was born may 1, 1882 in St. Johns, Tooele County, Utah. As a young boy, 14 years old, with his parent and family he moved to Providence, Cache County, Utah, so that they could have advantage of better schools. He attended Brigham Young College in Logan, Utah.

The Neddo’s owned sheep and as range conditions in Cache Valley were limited, they decided to come to Idaho. They, with Thomas R. Smith, bought a ranch at Malta. They operated this together for a number of years. Then I.J., as he was know, and his father bought out Mr. Smith. They then decided they would rather have cattle. They sold their sheep and bought the cattle.

Mr. Neddo was Bishop of the Malta Ward for twelve years. When he was released, he was chosen as counselor to John A. Elison, president of the Raft River Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a Stake presidency, they were successful in getting our first high school started. The teachers were paid with tuition from the students.

Water in the Valley of Raft River was inadequate for irrigation, something needed to be done. So a few shallow wells were dug. Water was pumped with gas motors.

Dr. James E. Talmage, a noted Geologist, came to our stake. Mr. Neddo took him over the valley. He said there was an unlimited supply of underground water. The problem was, how to get it out as electricity was not available at that time. Mr. Neddo decided to try for REA. He was told he was fifty years ahead of time, but he never gave up. He gave freely of his time and means toward getting the project started. He has maps and blue prints made, which he paid for himself. Also, much traveling was done at his own expense. Eventually others joined him in this venture. Finally by 1939 we had electricity in the valley. Isaac James Neddo Jr. Passed away December 1, 1948 in Rupert.

I, Alice Neddo, was born January 1, 1888 at Conner Creek, Cassia County, Idaho and was the daughter of Carlos Osterhout and Lottie Condit Osterhout. I met James Neddo in 1904. We were married June 2, 1904 in the Logan Temple. Eight Children were born to us. Mrs. Deward Hall (Estellsa) residing in Malta; Isaac James III of Boise, Idaho; Milton; Melvin of Malta.

I was president of Malta Ward Relief Society twenty-two years. I also worked in other auxiliary organizations of the church.

[by Mrs. Alice Neddo]



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