Obituary of Ronald Lee McNeely
Ronald (Ron) Lee McNeely, 75, of Kuna, Idaho, passed away the morning of April 2, 2023. Ron was born on August 29, 1947, to Adrienne and Preston McNeely in Boise Idaho. Ron Graduated from Burley High School, Burley, Idaho and attended Idaho State University in Pocatello. He Joined the US Navy in 1968. His duty assignment was medical corpsman and he spent most of his time stationed in San Diego, California. In 1971, he was on the USS New Orleans (LPH-11) as part of the recovery team for the Apollo 14 mission from the moon. He was honorably discharged in February 1972. He spent the rest of his career working as a Pharmacy Technician at the Veterans Center in Boise. He retired in 2002. Ron was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Ron Had Many great adventures in his 1978 Bronco, camping and fishing. One of his favorite places to fish was at Bill/Ron Lake near Stanley, Idaho. In his younger days, he liked riding his horse and his dirt bikes. He loved his dog, Sandy, and his little old house on Overland Road in Meridian. His favorite pastime was watching old black and white westerns. Ron was a quiet, sensitive, easy-going kind of guy. I always thought he would have loved to be living back in the old west.
He was preceded in death by his parents and several aunts and uncles. He leaves behind his brother, Dennis McNeely; sister, Linda (Jeff) Schiller; uncle Ted (Justine) McNeely; aunt Jan Snodgrass; niece, Teri (John) Murray; nephews; Jeffrey (Heather) Schiller and James Schiller; great uncle to Kellie, Megan and Jason; cousins: Steve (Debbie) Gale, Bill (Carol) Gale, Kate (Ken) Beaudreau, Gerald (Mindy) Snodgrass, Diane Glenn, Donna (Mary) Snodgrass, Pamela, Keith Alan, Rita and Karen in California and many more in Texas.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Beyond Care. Also, would like to thank Patricia for spending time with Ron, doing what he loved best, watching old westerns.
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