Ned Bishop 87 of Caldwell ID passed away April 20, 2013 at home with family by his side.
Ned was born August 19, 1925 in Monett, MO to Aubrey and Orel Breese Bishop (later Orel Babb).
After graduating H.S. in 1943 he enlisted in the Navy. Entering the Navy V-5 program, he was sent to MW Missouri State Univ. Maryville, MO. where he met Marjorie Campbell. From 1944-1946 he was assigned to the USS Monterey which deployed to the Pacific (Philippines and Japan).
After the war he married Margie June 22, 1946. Very much the entrepreneur and salesman he had a varied and interesting career. In 1951 they moved to Kansas City where Ned earned his pilot’s license and flew for Caribbean American Airlines. Next he was a Cessna aircraft sales manager with Executive Aircraft and then held the same position at Wright Electronics. Ned founded Electronic Research Company in 1958 which he sold to Textron, Inc. in 1971.
From 1971-1975 he was president of Shaeffer Pen Co. Ft. Madison IA. While in IA he returned to school and received his BA in Business Administration. He and Margie then moved to Pittsfield MA where he headed the newly merged Shaeffer Pen/Eaton Paper Co. 1976-1980.
From 1981-1986 Ned was a Group Vice President at Textron Inc. Providence RI. After retirement he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Business Administration from Iowa Wesleyan College. Upon retiring in 1986 they moved to Scottsdale AZ where he sold real estate between 1987-2004. After Margie passed away in 2004 Ned moved to Caldwell ID. where he was associated with Canyon Realty.
Ned loved fishing, golf, skiing and was a nationally recognized trap shooter. He was active in both the Caldwell and Boise Gun Clubs and had a passion for mentoring junior shooters. He was also proud of his affiliation with the Cowboy Fast Draw Assoc, the QBs and Ned was a friend of Bill W.
Ned loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, he cared deeply for his family and looked forward to being reunited with Margie his sweetheart of 58 years.
Ned was also preceded in death by his parents, brother Jack Doyle and sister in law Betty Kemper Doyle.
He leaves behind 4 children, Chris Bishop (Cindy Bayless) Scottsdale AZ, Judy Evans (John), Garden City, ID, John “Kip” Bishop, Caldwell ID, Melanie Sittig (Greg) Nampa, ID, 8 grandchildren Scott Bishop, Jennifer (Bishop) Cornelius, Chad Bishop, Justin Evans, Matthew Evans, Michael Evans, Joseph Pattee, Alex Pattee, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, nephew Jack Doyle and niece Cathleen Doyle.
Visitation at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell ID May 1, 6 to 8 pm. Graveside service Dry Creek Cemetery Boise ID May 2, 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Feed the Children Box 36 Oklahoma City OK, 73101 or the charity of your choice.