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Rosemary Murn Neel


1921 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Rosemary Murn Neel Obituary
April 3, 1921 - December 29, 2016 Rosemary Neel passed away at the age of 95 with family by her side in her home in Palos Verdes Estates. Predeceased by her beloved husband Jack with whom she celebrated 69 wonderful years of marriage, Rosemary is survived by her children Susan, Doug, Meg, and Elizabeth, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, siblings Dr. Tom Murn, Dr. Brian Murn, best friend and dear sister, Margery Johnson, and much loved members of her large extended family. Born to Thomas and Mary Murn, Rosemary grew up in Ely, Minnesota and attended the University of Wisconsin, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi and received her bachelor's degree. Upon graduation, Rosemary joined United Airlines in Burbank, California. It was there that she met the love of her life, Jordan Stewart (Jack) Neel, on a blind date and married him after a brief courtship. Jack's assignment as a navigator in the Army Air Corps took them to several states, but they ended up back in Southern California after the war and eventually settled in Palos Verdes Estates to raise their family. After Jack's retirement from Western Airlines, they built a lovely home in Montecito, where they enjoyed a rich life filled with tennis, golf, fishing, travel, beach walks, whale watching, and entertaining family and friends. A devoted mother and grandmother, Rosemary shared her love of reading, her warm smile, and her loving spirit with so many. She is greatly missed and will be cherished in our hearts forever.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2017
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