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Owen 'Bud' Neil

Owen "Bud" Neil

Jul 15, 1938 - Sep 21, 2019
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Funeral services for Owen “Bud” Cook Neil, 81, will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Matt White officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with military honors.

Mr. Neil passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Sagewest Riverton Hospital.

Bud was born on July 15, 1938 in Weston, Missouri, son of Othie A. and Grace L. (Cook) Neil. He and his family moved to Wyoming when Bud was three years old. He stayed in this area as a young man, working construction before serving in both the United States Army and Air Force. Throughout his military career, Bud traveled extensively in the United States as well as foreign countries until he retired from the military. He then worked for the Fremont County Sheriff’s Dept. before working at the Riverton Post Office until his retirement.

On July 16, 1958, Bud married Ester Merlene Smelley in Clovis, New Mexico.

He enjoyed listening to music, working on puzzles, traveling as well as hunting and fishing. Although nothing was more enjoyable than spending time with his loving family.

Mr. Neil was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Ester of Riverton; son, Claud Ervin Key; daughters, Edna Elaine Reddon of Gold Canyon, AZ and Terri Lynn Neil of Riverton; brothers, Bob and Wayne; sisters, Marilyn, Ruth and Linda; 10 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 10 great, great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William “Bill” C. Neil; grandson, Christopher P. Key.

On-line condolences for the family may be made at Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.