C. Frank “Mac” McNeal
Frank McNeal died Tuesday, October 22, 2013. He was born on October 11, 1922 in Wenatchee to Frieda and A. H. McNeal. Frank graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1940 and Wenatchee Valley JC in 1942. He was a member of the US Army Signal Corps during WWII and served in India. After the war, he returned to WSU, where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1947. Frank moved to Seattle to work for Puget Sound Power & Light and met his future wife, Betty, when he interviewed for this job. They married in 1950 and moved to Mukilteo, where he worked for Snohomish County PUD. His father called in 1955, offering to sell him part of the orchard, and the family moved to East Wenatchee to farm on Baker Flats. Frank was active in his community, including the Republican Party, Washington Growers Clearing House and Washington State Apple Commission.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents; brother, Don; and son-in-law, Bruce Huehn. He is survived by his daughters, Shannon of Wenatchee and Lauri (Bob Cochran) of Seattle; and grandchildren, Jaclyn of Portland and Michael of Seattle.
A Private Memorial Service was held by the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wenatchee Chapter of the Salvation Army or the WSU/Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research Center.