Indian Valley Record - Taylorsille, Plumas County, CA
Floyd Clayton Neer (September 15, 1918 - December 10, 2003)
Indian Valley native and life-long resident, Floyd Clayton Neer, peacefully passed away Wednesday afternoon, December 10th, 2003, at the age of 85, while residing at the Long Term Care Unit of the Indian Valley Health Care District. Born September 15, 1918 to Indian Valley pioneers Hoyt and Eva (Wheelock) Neer in Crescent Mills, CA, he went on to graduate from Greenville High School in 1936. Floyd honorably served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during World War Two. He was discharged from the military early to return to his ranch to help feed the nation during the war effort. Floyd has been a rancher his adult life, owning and operating the Floyd Neer Ranch. He married his longtime partner in the business, Margaret, on June 30, 1943.
Floyd's passion in life was that of his ranching business. He had become a respected breeder, helping to expand the breed of Limousine Cattle. His cattle have won numerous awards, to include a grand champion. Floyd was a longtime member of the California Cattlemans Association, the Plumas Sierra Cattlemans Association, the California Farm Bureau, and had served as a member of the area's Soil Conservation Board for a number of years. Floyd was always there to lend a hand to those in need, especially the fellow ranchers of the valley. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors fishing and hunting.
Floyd is survived by his loving and caring family to include his wife of over sixty years, Margaret, of the family ranch in Indian Valley, CA; daughter Pam Myers, of Pleasant Grove, CA; sons Charles, Gary, and Mitchell Neer, all of Indian Valley, CA; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Dorothy; Wesley; and Alvin.
A celebration of Floyd's life will take place 1:00PM Monday afternoon December 15th, 2003 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Greenville, CA, with Pastor Fred Kerr, of the Greenville Southern Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot located in the Greenville District Cemetery. An opportunity to express your condolences along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggests any donations in Floyd's memory be made to the Indian Valley Health Care District volunteers c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory P.O. Box 803 Greenville, CA 95947.