Passed Away On: October 15, 2021
Donald LeRoy Neddeau (Pos-so) walked on from life on October 15, 2021 in Hollister, California.
Born in Fort Defiance, Arizona (October 1, 1936) to Marjorie and LeRoy Neddeau, Don grew up in Shawnee, Oklahoma He was a proud Tribal citizen of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. He attended St. Gregory’s High School in Shawnee, obtained a B.A. in Education from Northeastern State College in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and a M.A. in Education from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Passionate about educating youth, Don dedicated 42 years to teaching. His love of music and teaching were undeniable to everyone he crossed paths with at San Benito Joint Union High School, particularly involving the Baler Band. His life was enriched by the many strong friendships, shared laughs, and fond memories he had with people from the Hollister community.
Outside of work, Don loved fishing and camping with family. He spent many summers fishing the Klamath River for steelhead and salmon and catching up with lifelong friends, whom seasonally made Klamath’s Camper Corral their home away from home. Don was also an avid sports fan from an early age. He played baseball and football in his youth, enjoyed assisting his children’s sports teams, and regularly followed professional sports. He loved reading and taking daily walks with his devoted standard poodle, Annie.
Don is survived by his wife of 44 years (Mandy Neddeau), his children, and their families: Beverly McGinley (Mark), Perry Neddeau, Gary Neddeau (Susan), Kimberly McGuire (Brandon), Donielle Neddeau, and Browning Neddeau-Alabanza (Mark); grandchildren: Ryan Neddeau, Sayoko Neddeau, Tracey McDonough, William McDonough, Mason McDonough, Riley McGuire, Trevor McGuire, and Colin McGuire; and his great grandchildren: Dominic Caceres and June McDonough. His parents, Marjorie and Leroy Neddeau, daughter Michelle Neddeau, and sister Sharon Pipestem walked on before him.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to either of the following charities:
Pet Friends & Rescue (Hollister)
National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, or call 800-859-6723.