ARTHUR RAY NEAGLE
Arthur Ray Neagle left this earthly life on January 16, 2016 in St. George, Utah. Art started his journey in Bunkerville , NV. On April 27, 1925. He was the son of Conrad Leroy Neagle and LaPrele Waite.
He was raised in Las Vegas, NV when Vegas was a small community. He delivered papers and was a pin setter at the bowling alley during the Depression, earning what money he could to help out. He hitchhiked to Lake Mead to swim, and enjoyed life in the small town of Vegas, when Vegas was a small town.
He moved to Ely around the age of 16 to be with his father who worked for Goodman Tidball in the Butcher shop. In one of his stories, that he told, he said one of the best times he had was deer hunting with his father. He attended White Pine High School, until at the age of 17 he enlisted in the Marine Corp. WWII had been going on but he had to wait till he was 17, His mother reluctantly signed because he was underage. Assigned to the 4th Marine Division he served in the South Pacific. He participated in action against the Japanese on Kwajalein, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. And received a letter of Commendation for excellent service during operations against the enemy on Saipan and Tinian.
Art returned after his honorable discharge and finished high school and married his sweetheart Ruby Carlgren in Ely, NV. Little did he know he would be called to the Reserve to serve in the Korean Conflict. In 1950, He packed up his family and they moved to San Diego. Upon his released from the military they moved back to Ely. He worked for Isbell Construction until he was hired at Nevada Northern Railway. He started out as a helper, a brakeman and then an engineer. He worked for Nevada Northern Railway, over 30 yrs. until Kennecott shut down. He was a part time Culligan Man and had a rural area mail route that took him to Pioche via all the ranches in between.
Being a veteran, he became active in the local VFW and American Legion organizations. He served in the VFW Post #3547-James Jewell in many positions from Commander, Quartermaster, and everything in between. He participated in countless 21 guns salutes for his military brothers.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints and served the Lord in many callings. Ruby and Art was sealed in the St. George Temple for eternity and became an eternal family in December 4, 1954. He had a testimony of the gospel and taught his children to love the Lord.
He moved to St. George, UT in 2011 and resided at Platinum Care with Ruby until her passing in June of 2015.
He is survived by his sister Betty Ruth Counts of Lehi, UT, his 3 daughters; Bonnie (Tom) Rasmussen of Helper, UT, Susan (Don) Danner of St. George, UT, LaPrele (Mike) Martinez of Ely, NV., one son Marty Neagle of Ely , NV, one brother-in-law Isaac (Audrey) Carlgren of Ely, NV. He leaves 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was precede in death by his wife Ruby Carlgren, his parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday January 22, 2016. Viewing at 10:30 and services at 11 a.m.at the L.D.S. Stake Center in Ely, NV. Under the direction of Mountain Vista Mortuary.