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Information for Ross Dale Neff Jr.
9 April, 1917 - 31 May, 1984
The Idaho Press-Tribune

June, 1984

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R.D. Neff Jr.
    Rosary of R.D. Neff, Jr., 67, of 224 20th Ave. S. Nampa, who died Thursday, May 31, in a Nampa hospital, will be recited at 8 p.m. today, June 3, at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nampa, by the Rev. James L. Pratt.  Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
    Mr. Neff was born April 9, 1917, at Thomas, Okla., to Ross Dale and Elsie Goodman Neff.  He moved with his family to Nampa where he was reared and educated. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II in the European Theater and was a master sergeant in the 183rd Field Artillery Group until receiving a battle field commission as a second lieutenant.  He was a spotter plane pilot for his artillery unit and won the Distinguished Flying Cross with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and the European-African-Middle East Theater ribbon with four bronze stars.
    He married Phyllis Gallegos Dec. 31. 1943, at Pacifico. Calif., and after his discharge they returned to Nampa where he has since resided.  He was manager of the Pre-Pak Division of Armour Meat Company in Nampa until retiring in 1968.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Ron Neff and Barry Neff, both of Nampa; one daughter, LaValle Frisk, Payette; two brothers, Bill Neff and Joe Neff, both of Nampa; one sister, Nadine Brown, Nampa; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and his step-father.
    Memorials may be made to the Idaho Heart Fund, to the Shriners' Crippled Childrens Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa today from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m., and from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Monday.

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