Preston, Idaho - Neldon Lee "Ned" Cundick, age 88, longtime resident of Weston and Preston, Idaho, passed away Feb. 14, 2014, from congestive heart failure at the Franklin Co. Medical Center. He was born Oct. 22, 1925 in West Jordan, Utah to Samuel and Charlotte Ida Crane Cundick. He attended school in West Jordan and Jordan high school. He enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific on a destroyer escort during World War II
from 1944-46. After returning home, Ned finished his high school diploma and married his high school sweetheart, LeRae Beckstead, on March 14, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Ned owned and operated a dairy farm in West Jordan, Utah until 1971 when he moved his family and the dairy to Weston, Idaho. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many callings and was a High Priest at the time of his death. He loved spending time on the golf course with his wife and friends. His happiest moments in life were spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren in activities they all loved like camping, fishing, bowling, golfing and cheering at their school activities. After retiring from dairy farming, they built a home in Preston, Idaho. Together with LeRae, they enjoyed spending winters in Mesa, Arizona and met many life-long friends.
Ned is survived by his wife, LeRae, of Preston, his children, Nelda (Steve) Kissinger, St. George, Utah, Shauna (Gary) Leak, Weston, and Jerren (Sharel) Cundick, Preston, ten beloved grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Norma Dimond. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Sam, Harvey, Ray and Darrell and three sisters, Myrtle, Doris, and Lucille.
Funeral services will be held, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Preston 10th Ward Chapel, 155 N. 200 West, Preston, Idaho with Bishop Douglas B. Roper conducting. Viewings will be Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East, Preston, and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church. Military rites and interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com