OBITUARY

Echo Elaine Lum McNeilly

Passed away on December 22, 2020

Echo Elaine Lum McNeilly, longtime resident of Santa Ana, died on December 22nd in Corona after being in declining health for some time. Echo was a lifelong pianist who worked for many years as Staff Accompanist at University High School in Irvine under choral director Dan Trevino. She also was an accompanist at Bassett Voice Studios in Santa Ana.

Echo was born in Verdon, Nebraska to Clyde V. and Echo Lum. She attended college at Peru State College in Nebraska and at one time worked as a teacher in Nebraska. She later met and married Richard D. McNeilly, a union which lasted for 48 years until his death in 1995.

Echo is survived by sons Richard Andrew of Austin, Texas, sons Bruce David and Jay Matthew of Corona, California, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters Betty Lorraine Hutchison and Madeline Frances Kinsey.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Echo’s name to Orange County School of the Arts.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Graveside Service to follow

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Rob Kinsey Kinsey

December 31, 2020

Aunt Echo was a funny, pleasant person to be around. She had an energetic, infectuous smile and a riddle or joke to share. I have many pleasant memories with aunt Echo, uncle Dick and my Santa Ana cousins growing up. I always looked forward to our family summer car trips to California.

Richard McNeilly

December 28, 2020

Mother of three sons (Andy, Bruce and Jay), Echo inspired each of them to higher education . She could be demanding but always with the intention to improve her family’s circumstances. She is survived by her sons , four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Rest in peace.

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