Mary Ella Neal, 73, of Kimberly passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, at her residence. A graveside service was held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Monument Cemetery in Monument, Oregon, with Mitch Mund officiating.
Mary Ella (Hinton) Neal was born on March 9, 1945, in Prairie City, Oregon, to Boyd and May DeEtt (Throop) Hinton. She attended Monument High School. On June 25, 1961, Mary Ella married Lewis “Bill” Neal in John Day, Oregon.
Her main occupation was being a homemaker, mother and wife. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, baking, camping, canning and spending time with family. Her greatest accomplishments are being a 4-H leader, wife, mother and grandmother.
Mary Ella is survived by her husband, Bill Neal, and daughter Terry Neal-Cade, both of Kimberly, Oregon. She is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Boyd and May DeEtt Hinton; sons William “Buddy” and Danny Neal; and sister Sharon McKinnon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monument Senior Center through Driskill Memorial Chapel at 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845. To offer condolences to her family, visit driskillmemorialchapel.com.