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Logan Herald Journal, 11/14/09
PRESTON - Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Radia Van Leuven Neeley,
93, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, in Rigby, Idaho.
She was the second child born to Carey Ransom and Sarah Boden Van Leuven of Feb. 8, 1916,
in Clifton, Idaho.
Radia received her formal education in Clifton, Idaho, and was the salutorian at her high
Radia was married to Ariel G. Neeley in March, 1934, in the Logan LDS Temple. They were
blessed with four children.
The family moved to Montpelier, Idaho, in 1956, to pursue a new business. They made many
wonderful friends. They moved back to Preston in 1980 and completed an assignment as
temple workers at the Logan Temple for 15 years.
Radia is survived by her children; Gordon and wife Alice of Salt Lake City; Brent and wife
Barbara of Las Vegas, Nev.; Sheryl and husband Danny Sanford, Idaho Falls; Evan Neeley of
Harbor City, Calif.; 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one
Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in the Preston 10th Ward chapel, 160 N.
200 West in Preston, Idaho, at noon. Friends may call at the ward chapel from 10:30 to
11:30 am. Burial will be in the Dayton Idaho Cemetery. Service is under the direction of
Webb Funeral Home.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from November 13 to November 27, 2009
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