A memorial service for Charlotte Neely will be Friday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Casper. Charlotte, 87, died Sept. 14 in Casper.
She was born June 11, 1926, in Davis, Ill., the daughter of Ransom and Evelyn Bradley. She graduated from Pecatonica High School and attended the University of Illinois where she majored in art and Spanish.
She married Roy S. Neely and they raised their six children on the family farm outside of Seward, Ill. In 1969 the family moved to Worland and then to Hyattville where they ranched for 22 years. After selling the ranch they returned to Worland. After her husband’s death, Charlotte enjoyed K-12 substitute teaching well into her 70s.
Charlotte was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Magna Charta, charter member of Daughters of the American Colonists in Illinois and Eastern Star.
She enjoyed playing cards, taking long walks, visiting friends and eating chocolate. She will be remembered for her smile and infectious laughter.
Charlotte loved animals, especially the dozens of Schipperke puppies she raised and delivered to families across the country. The Schipperke became her therapy during the years she was recovering from cancer.
Her parents, her husband Roy, infant son and brothers Kendall and Donal preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patrick and Marcia Patton of Casper; sons and daughters-in-law, Cajer and Jamie Neely of Spokane, Wash., Brad and Kathy Neely of Casper, Bryan and Jennifer Neely of Lander, Jim Neely of Cody and Patrick and Stephanie Neely of Wright; 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.