Information for Ralph W. Neil,
15 July, 1910 – 15 August, 1990,
From the Idaho Press-Tribune.
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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
Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel.
Ralph W. Neil was born on July 15, 1910,
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,
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,
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
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.