Richard McNee

Richard McNee


Richard (Dick) McNee passed away peacefully at home on December 12. Dick was born January 16, 1935, in Rigby, ID. He was first born of twin boys to parents Dean C. and Myrtle McNee. He grew up on the family farm in St. Anthony, ID, where he learned skills that he would use for a lifetime. Upon graduating from high school, he camp tended a band of sheep in the Teton Peaks for the summer. He then moved to Montana, where he worked as a cowhand in and around the Horse Prairie area. He met Lorna Simpson in Armstead. Dick was then drafted into the Army, where he joined the 101st Airborne and served as a medic. Upon discharge from the military, he returned to Montana and married Lorna Simpson. They worked on the Barrett ranch in Horse Prairie.

In 1965, the McNees had a daughter. They then went to Firth, ID, and helped his father on the farm. In 1970, a son was born. In 1971, they moved to Dillon and bought a ranch. They had many great times on the ranch until 1995. Dick then worked in timber and construction, and for various ranches. He retired in 2010. He spent the rest of his days caring for his family and numerous animals that had always been his great passion.

He is survived by: his wife, Lorna; daughter Arlene Owen; son Robert McNee;  granddaughter Chelsea Owen; grandson Tanner Owen; twin brother Dean; brother Steve;  sister Judy Sealey; numerous brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held December 20 at 2 p.m. at Brundage Funeral Home. A guestbook is available online at