Neil Macumber joined our lord in heaven on August 25th. He was born in Butte, Montana on July 23, 1941 to Harold and Georgia Macumber. Neil graduated from Butte High School in 1959 and married his high school sweetheart, Linda Brown. They shared 39 wonderful years together before her passing in 1998. He also attended Montana State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. After working several years as an accountant in California, he returned to Butte to help run the family business, Brown’s Auto Parts. Neil married Nanci West in 2001 and had 18 joyous years together. Neil is lovingly remembered by his wife Nanci, sons Brad (Jodi) Macumber, Scott (Jennie) Macumber, stepchildren Heather (Cory) Casagrande, Heidi (Jason) McHugh, Dan (Amanda) Charon, multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren. Neil is also survived by his sister LaVerne Henrich and brother Rick O’Donnell, and preceded in death by Linda Macumber, sister Virginia Macumber, and brothers Harold “Bud” Macumber and Don Macumber, and grandson Brady Charon.
A celebration of Neil’s life will be held at Aldersgate Methodist Church, 1621 Thornton Ave, Butte Mt. at 12PM on Saturday August 31st, followed by a reception at the McQueen Club, 3250 Hecla St. Donations can be made in Neil’s name to St. Patrick House, 501 W Alder St., Missoula, Mt.
Please offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Neil. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Neil and his family.
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Judy Mohan says
Prayers to all Neil’s family especially my second family the Henrich’s
Judy Mohan says
So sorry for your loss
Rick Hardy says
Brad , Scott and Nancy, I ‘am so sorry for your loss! It’s my loss also ! Your Dad and Husband was a ” Saint ” to me ! He put up with my bull and yet forgave me, and I never was able to repay him enough for his kindness! But thats how he was ! I will forever be in his debt for the fortunes I have today because of his kindness! It was a privilege to have known him ! My prayers and sorrow to you all !
Denise Gorman says
A wonderful hard working man will be Truly missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to Nanci and families ❤️❤️
Ed Cleary says
Sorry for your loss. Neil was a great guy and good friend to all. He will be surely missed. God Speed.
Stephen and Karen Dunfee says
A very dear, soft spoken, influential man. I am so sorry for your loss Macumber family. I will never forget what a great man he was! May God Bless your family.
Shawna Guay says
Nanci my thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m so sorry!
Pam Irick says
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
Tom Henderson says
Neil opened up Browns Auto Parts in the middle of the night to get a part we needed for a repair so that we could get on the road in the morning
Ive always so appreciated that. Another class mate is gone
Barb Schonsberg says
Nancy just heard about this sad news! So sorry for your loss. Please let me know what you need in the coming weeks. I will be there for you.
Love ya and God Bless You and your family! 😘🙏🙏😪
Dave Henrich says
I’ll always remember Uncle Neil’s gentle, soft-spoken manner. He was truly a gentleman. We’ll all miss him very much, but there is great comfort knowing he’ll be reunited with loved ones.
Dave & Cindie Henrich says
Deepest sympathy and constant prayers for Brad, Scott, Nanci, LaVerne (Mom), Rick, and their families. May God bless all of you with comfort and peace.
Kerry Moles says
I was so sorry to hear of Neil’s passing. He was a very sweet man and I am glad to have had the chance to get to know him better this past winter. He was easy to talk to and interested in the lives of others. My prayers are with Nanci whom I know will miss him dearly. He will always be remembered by me fondly, especially from the stories that Heidi & Jason shared with us. May God bless his soul. Lots of love always, Kerry, Vito, Christian, Annelise and Liliana <3
Ellen O’Donnell says
My love and sympathies go out to Neil’s family and friends. He was one of the good guys and will be missed by us all.
Christine Polakoff says
Loving thoughts and prayers to you and your family Brad & Jody. I’m so sorry. (((hugs))))