Born: 9 Apr 1924
Died: 29 Aug 2006
At the age of: 82
Spouse: NayDean Bronson Hutchison
Children: Linda, Ronald, Dennis, Ginger, Delbert
Parents: Ira B McNeely, Grace Theo Burton McNeely
Preston L. McNeely, an 82-year-old resident of Parma, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center in Nampa.
He was born April 9, 1924, to Ira B. and Grace Theo Burton McNeely in Doole, Texas. He served in the Army Air Corp, state side, as a radio instructor during World War II. On Nov. 9, 1969, he married NayDean Bronson Hutchison in Elko, Nevada.
Preston worked in the insurance industry for many years in Idaho. He and NayDean moved to Texas, in 1971, where he had his own insurance agency in Irving. Upon his retirement, he moved to Cleburne, Texas, and lived on an acreage. In 1998, he returned to Idaho, to be near his stepdaughter, Ginger (Bernt) Kjall.
Preston was a member of the Elks Lodge for 43 years. He loved to fish, and enjoyed spending time in nature in his recreational vehicle.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, NayDean McNeely of Parma; his daughter, Linda Fae (Jeff) Schiller of Draper, Utah; two sons, Ronald Lee McNeely and Dennis Lanior McNeely, both of Boise; two stepchildren, Ginger (Bernt) Kjall of Parma, and Delbert Nish ‛Jeff“ (Jodine) Hutchison of Malta; five grandsons; four granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; three brothers, Ted Evans (Justine) McNeely of Keller, Texas, Ira B. (Nancy) McNeely, Jr. of Cleburne, Texas, and Donald (Norma) McNeely of Houston, Texas; and one sister, Jeanette (Leon) Townsend of San Angelo, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Sherwood McNeely; two sisters, Charlene McNeely and Lula Fae Elliott; and a grandson, Marvin Nish ‛Jake“ Ward.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., Burley. Burial will be in Valley Vu Cemetery in Malta, with military rites provided by local veterans. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at Rasmussen Funeral Home.