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Richard Chamberlin NeffSeptember 1, 1926 ~ August 30, 2017 (age 90)
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Richard C. Neff passed away peacefully in his home on August 30, 2017, just two days before his 91st birthday, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 1, 1926, to Eugene J. and Louise C. Neff. He attended Granite High School in Utah and South Royalton High School in Vermont, and graduated from the University of Utah in Business. He worked for the Equitable Life Assurance Society for 30 years.
He married his sweetheart Patricia in the Salt Lake Temple on September 22, 1950, and they lived in New York City for several years before returning home to settle in East Mill Creek.
Richard served faithfully in many LDS church callings, including 18 months from 2001-2002 in the Salt Lake City Mission with Patricia at his side.
Richard was very proud of his heritage, was an active member of the John Neff Historical Society, and produced several multimedia presentations for family reunions and other occasions.
He loved photography and video production, was a skilled salesman and entrepreneur, a self-taught computer expert, and a consummate family man. His great love of music was a wonderful gift which he passed down to his posterity.
He is survived by two siblings, Frances Taylor and Wayne Neff (Joan); children LuJean Schneider (Don), Rick (Taunya), Ken (Kalene), Tim (Cathe), Susan, and Patrick (formerly married to Cathy); 20 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Patricia, his parents, two brothers and two sisters, and one granddaughter, Angela.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 12:00 noon at the East Mill Creek 1st Ward, 2702 E. Evergreen Ave., (3435 So.) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A viewing will be held Friday, September 1, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 So., 2300 E., and at the church Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at the Wasatch Lawn Cemetery in Salt Lake City. Guestbook to post messages and tributes for the family is available at: HolbrookMortuary.com