Theodore E. Neal

ULYSSES - Theodore E. “Ted” Neal, age 84, died March 25, 2020, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. He was born August 19, 1935, in Lamar, CO, the son of James Wesley and Faith Strain Neal.


Ted grew up near Lamar, CO, until the age of 16 when he joined the U.S. Marine Corp. After his honorable discharge, he and his family returned to Southwest Kansas. Ted married Gail N. Stewart on November 14, 1959, in San Diego, CA. Ted was currently working for Max’s Water Service of Meade, KS.


Ted is survived by his wife, Gail of the home; son, Shaun Neal of Weldon, CA; daughter, Tammy Neal of Oroville, CA ; sister, Nancy Westeman of Wichita; grandson, Brady Neal; great-granddaughter, Lily Ann Neal. Ted is preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Faith Neal; brothers, Jim Neal and Ray Neal; and sisters, Oma Jean Westeman and Edna Mae Hixon.


Graveside service will be March 27, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Ulysses Cemetery with military rites by Dexter D. Harbour American Legion Post #79. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.