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Verner McNeely Obituary
VERNER MCNEELY Verner Ray McNeely, Jr passed away on July 14th in Bend, Oregon at 71 years of age. Verner was born on February 25, 1944 in Charleston, West Virginia. He was high school quarterback and joined the Air Force after graduation, stationed at Beale Air Force Base. After leaving the service, he settled in Yuba City and worked for Rykoff Food Company and married Nancy Carter who was raised in Gridley. Together they had two children, John and Kathie. After a divorce, he met and later married Lynn on February 15, 1986. They lived in Yuba City for a number of years where Verner owned a Shell service station on Highway 20. Verner and Lynn moved to Chico in 1987 and Verner became an operator of a local Chevron station. Lynn and Verner lived happily together in Chico for 28 years, where they enjoyed golfing and traveling together. He was a local member of the Elks and Masonic Lodges. Verner's love of golf was only surpassed by his love for his wife and the rest of his family. He had six holes in one and one eagle and loved days on the course with his buddies and his wife. He was preceded in death by his father Verner Ray McNeely, Sr. and his mother Alma Irene Jones. He is survived by his wife Lynn, sister Eleanor, son John, daughter Kathie and grandchildren Sarah, Melanie, Bryce, James, Joseph, Jacob and Joshua, two great -grandchildren Ryder and Zoey and step children Byron, Kyle and their families. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Enloe Foundation in memory of Verner. There will be a Celebration of Verner's life with fellowship from 5 - 7, and reflections at 6 pm, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at the Butte Creek Country Club. Please share your memories online at NewtonBracewell.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from July 18 to Aug. 9, 2015
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