In Memory

Neal Crider

Neal Crider 5/7/60 – 4/1/98

Neal S. Crider, Sheridan native, was killed Wednesday afternoon after being thrown from his horse on a ranch where he worked at Boulder, Wyoming.  He was 37.

Cremation has taken place.  Memorial services will be held at Pinedale, and also at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sheridan at a later date. 

He is survived by a young son, Clancy Crider of Pinedale; his parents, Dr. and Mrs. John Crider of Sheridan; a sister, Karen Grimes of Jackson; four brothers, his twin Nelson Crider of Boulder, Michael Crider and Kelly Crider, both of Sheridan and Kyle Crider of Eugene, OR; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Crider, who lost his life in an accident 12 years ago.

A graduate of SHS, Neal Crider was a cowboy with a great love of horses.  He enjoyed roping, was a pick-up man at various rodeos and also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was born May 7, 1960, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.



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11/22/08 05:04 PM #1    

Roman Legerski

I could write a book on both Crider "twins" but growing up Neal was at our house as my mom was baby sitting as we could have only been 5 maybe 6 years old but Neal said a cuss word and my mom was chasing his little as as she was going to spank it ! Well he was to fast and made it out the door and guess where he hid?? The Wood Shed...??? No No No NOT THE WOOD SHED?? Any way he got a spanking as in those day parent's WANTED you to spank or scold their child if they were not behaving?
I should make a note that it could have been Nelson but I am 90% sure it was Neal.... plus Neal will get credit as I am 100% sure Nelson stole Katy McKinley from me in the 4th grade

02/12/09 08:57 AM #2    

Troy L. Allison

My heart goes out to the tremendous loss both the family and the community have endured in the loss of the Crider twins. I had the privelage of knowing and riding with the both of them. THEY WERE THE TRUE EPITOME of the Wyoming Cowboy. May their heritage live to inspire others to continue the Legacy of the American Cowboy.

03/31/09 08:58 PM #3    

Rick Kloss

I was a friend of both Neal and Nelson when they lived in Frostburg, Maryland back in the mid 1970's. Nelson and I became good friends when we were in the 8th grade and attended several of the same classes at Beall Jr./Sr. High School. Even though I originally knew Neal through being friends with Nelson, Neal and I became good friends in our 9th grade year when we also attended several of the same classes. I remember Neal being the more reserved and studious twin and Nelson was the cut up of the bunch. Both were on the wrestling team, (I wasn't), and when we studied wrestling in gym class, I was Nelson's practice dummy in the 8th grade and Neal's practice dummy in the 9th grade.

Both twins and I hung out together outside of school as well. I vividly remember one rainy night over at their house when we stood up on the hill and hurled rotten apples at the cars passing on the road below. Luckily, we didn't hit any of them because we would have been in big trouble.

I remember them talking about Sheridan, Wyoming and how they missed it. I moved away after 9th grade and we lost touch. I later heard from friends that they had moved back to Wyoming. Recently, I did a search for their names on the internet and was very shocked and saddened to learn that both twins had passed away.

Although, I'm not a Sheridan graduate, I appreciate the opportunity to write a comment on your website about Neal and Nelson. I have fond memories of both.

Rick Kloss
Owings, Maryland

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