Nancy Jean (Hlavnicka) Neal

Born: Tue., Dec. 3, 1957
Died: Wed., Dec. 3, 2014

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Tue., Dec. 09, 2014
Location: Stage Stop Inn

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Nancy Hlavnicka Neal passed away December 3, 2014
She was born in Wyndmere, ND , December 3, 1957 to James and Kathleen Blouin Hlavnicka. She received her education in Wyndmere.

She moved to Choteau, Montana in the early 80's, working as a cook and waitress. She married Bobby Hatlett in 1986. Bobby passed away in a traffic accident 30 days after their marriage.

She then returned to Leonard, ND until her return to Montana in 1994.
She married Richard Neal "Dick" on February 14, 2001. They made their home west of Choteau until this last year when Nancy moved into Skyline lodge in Choteau. She resided there until her death.

Nancy loved horses, cats, gardening and flowers. Her cat Sam was a very special friend to her.  Nancy hated shoes, going barefoot whenever possible.

She is survived by her estranged husband Richard (Dick) Neal, numerous stepchildren and grandchildren , her mother and stepdad Kathleen and Herman Tordale in Choteau. 2 sisters- Julie ,Leonard ,ND and Janice . 5 brothers, John, Fayetteville NC : James (Pat) Lander,WY: Tim Hoonah ,AK: Tom Big Sandy, MT : Richard (Opey) Lander, Wy. And numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her Father James, her husband Bobby, and her sister Terry.

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Julie McCartney/Hollar/Brantley
   Posted Sun December 07, 2014
Kathleen - Tim and Tom;
I am so sorry for this tragic loss ... its so sad.
How wonderful that death is not the end ... just a temporary time of separation. But oh, the heartache of those left behind to go on without her -
Thinking f you, especially during the Holidays ~

   Posted Tue December 09, 2014
My heart goes out to your family. I am so sorry for your loss. What pain hurts worse than the pain of losing someone that you love? Nancy was loved and she will be dearly missed.  Again, I am so sorry. Though the  pain you're feeling must seem unbearable, please remember that you are not  alone. Psalms 46:1 says, "God is  our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress." Pray to Him for strength. Weep to Him when there are no words. One of the poets of the Bible said at Psalms 56:8, "You keep track of my wandering.  Do collect my tears in your skin bottle." You see, God understands your pain and He cares for you very much (1 Peter 5:7). And He will really help you get through this difficult time (Isaiah 41:10).

Becca Anderson
   Posted Tue December 09, 2014
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to all of our family members who are morning the loss of Nancy, a daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. May God give us all his peace & comfort during this difficult time. Nancy is now in the comforts of heaven rejoined with her father, sister, & husband Bobby. God bless Nancy & may we cherish the days we were blessed with her presence. RIP Nancy, we miss & love ya! ~Becca

S Ford
   Posted Wed December 10, 2014
I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to you. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34:18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

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