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15 July, 1910 15 August, 1990,
From the Idaho Press-Tribune.
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Ralph Neil

     Funeral services for Ralph W. Neil, 80, of Nampa, who died on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 1990, at a Boise hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident that same day, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene, 600 15th Ave. S., with the Rev. Jerry White, pastor of the church, officiating, assisted by Dr. John E. Riley, president emeritus of Northwest Nazarene College. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
     Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel.
     Ralph W. Neil was born on July 15, 19
10, near Durango, Colo. At an early age he moved with his family to Melba. He attended elementary school at the Nazarene Academy in Nampa and later completed his education at Melba where he graduated from high school. Following high school he attended NNC for 2 years, then went to work at the PFE shops in Nampa. He was married to Mildred Waterman on Nov. 29, 1934, at Nampa, where they made their home until they moved to Minneapolis, Minn. in 1942. In 1957, they moved to Baton Rouge, La., where he started his own alloy and stainless steel tubing and fittings business. In 1977 he and his wife retired and moved to Sun City, Ariz. Mrs. Mildred Neil preceded him in death in 1980. On Aug. 20, 1981, he married Myrtle Olmsted in Nampa. They made their home in Sun City, Ariz., in the winter months and Nampa in the summer months. Ralph was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. He was actively involved in Nampa First, Minneapolis First, Baton Rouge First and the Glendale, Ariz., Nazarene Churches.
     Ralph is survived by his wife, Myrtle Neil, Nampa; a daughter and son-in-law, Mildred R. and Gary Kissinger, Tallahassee, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph E. and Lynn Neil, Nampa; a sister, Valora Richmond, Red Bluff, Calif.; two stepsons, Donovan Olmsted and family, Sun City West, Ariz., and Larry Olmsted and family, Stanley, N.
C.; three grandchildren, Maleha Stromer, Tallahassee, Fla., John R. Neil and his wife, Connie, Portland, Ore., and David Neil, Nampa; and a great-granddaughter, Sheila Neil, Portland, Ore.
     He was also preceded in death by three brothers, a sister and a grand-daughter, Malinda Mason.
     Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today and Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon.

     The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Neil Family Endowed Scholarship for ministerial students at Northwest Nazarene College, 623 Holly St., Nampa 83686.