Our dear father, grandfather and loved one, Merle Leon Neal, passed away at age 85, February 17, 1993 at the home of his son, Charles Lee Neal, who resided in Yakima, Washington.

He was born August 14, 1907 in Stone, Idaho. Married Lorraine Decker of Pocatello, Idaho, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple October 3, 1934.He is survived by a sister, Ella Talbot and a brother, Dwane Neal; also by his children, Merlene Hurd, Alamo, Nev.; Glenys Browning, Woods Cross; Donna Nish, Salt Lake City; C. Lee Neal, Yakima, Wash.; Paul Neal, Provo; Rada Cheney, Magna; and Julie Neal, Salt Lake City. He has 39 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was a home teacher all of his life. He was part of the Elder's Quorum and MIA presidencies. He served two stake missions and as ward clerk in seven different bishoprics, and also as second counselor. He was ward genealogist and temple work was his greatest joy and endeavor.

He enjoyed farming and ranching. Basketball, boxing, baseball, and wrestling were his favorite sports. Music, dancing, public speaking, friends and fun are what he enjoyed most.

His family came first. We love you Daddy, and are thankful for your life-well lived.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 22, 11 a.m., at the Snowville LDS Ward Chapel, Snowville, Utah. Friends may call Sunday, from 6-8 p.m. at the Rogers-Taylor Funeral Home in Tremonton. Interment, Snowville Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Layton.

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