Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day!

©David V. Neily, 1972

In honor of Mother’s Day, our dad drew the image at right, for our mom, approx. 1972. The mother and baby are unknown.

My parents divorced a year later when I was 7 and I thought this drawing was gone forever.

My mom gave it to me, 1 month before my daughter Lillian was born in 2006.

I didn't really appreciate his talent back when I was younger. I just took it for granted.

But as an adult and especially since he has been missing, I'm so thankful I have several drawings by him.

My brother, Ryan is also very creative at Copper Neily Creations. I earned a degree in Graphic Design but started a family instead of pursuing it further.

And even now, I see my kids being very creative. Lillian (age 10) with her drawing and Landon (age 6) with his drawing and “inventions”.

This is dad's legacy.

Love you Dad & miss you so much!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Today, 11 Years Missing

Some facts / thoughts that my readers may not know.

Dad went missing the same year my daughter Lillian was born. I didn't have a chance to tell him I was pregnant with her before he went missing.

He also went missing in April, my birth month. I gave him David as his middle name 7 my ex agreed, after dad. This is such a hard month in so many ways.

I sometimes think what my life would be like if dad was still here? Would I be a happier person? Would I not be so uptight? Would people like me better? etc.

Something that seems remarkable to me is my daughter. She is 10. But is very aware of her other Grandpa. But she has never met him.

My son who was born in 2010 has David as his middle name in honor of dad. I ain't going to lie but I secretly hoped our 2nd was a boy so we could name him after dad. I didn't want David to be his first name because that would be too painful.

We are not religious but I have always had an alter for dad. Even in the rental last year. I light a candle on April 14th every year. The day he went missing but foul play is suspected.

I'm just starting to make dad's blog more active. That is why this post is so late.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Why a Daughter Needs a Dad

by Gregory E. Lang
The following is a letter my dad included in a book “Why a Daughter Needs a Dad, 100 Reasons” by Gregory E. Lang he gave to me for my 37th birthday, 2003. He wrote a lot of letters. I've kept every one.
He wrote...

Dear Lisa,
The cows caught my eye because of your collection then I read it and felt the sentiment was down deep especially within artists, excluding yourself. I don't know about running with a wilder herd but I've sure cut fences and ran to the wind.
I choked up a few times reading the book. I saw myself failing you in some things expressed that had been in my heart but not expressed to you or done.
You may be a woman of thirty-seven years but you're still a daughter that it's not too late to say, as you told me, I respect and admire your honesty and straightforwardness even though it can sometimes make the road of life rough.

It's a long road and I think the most important thing is to have lived it true to the self within. 
Try to keep a balance in your life. 
I love you with all my heart and wish you all the happiness you so deserve. 
Happy Birthday,
Love Always and Forever,

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Another Tip Line via Newly Hired PI

When dad went missing, I was pregnant with my daughter in 2006. He went missing before I could let him know. Now my daughter is 9 years old and my son is 5 years old. Dad has a total of 5 adult kids. My brother, Ryan & I from the same mom, and our step siblings, Scott, Brad & Darla from a different mom.

So for 10+ years I have had his missing case on my shoulders and I'm sure on my brother's and sister too. Plus I've been raising a family. Although October 22, 2015 the father of my kids and I divorced.

I hired a PI in 2008 but got screwed. I made the mistake of doing a google search for PI's in Northern Ca. Well, I lost my retainer fee & tried to get it back. Since then, I have been reluctant to hire another PI, plus I have not had the funds until now.

Well I really don't have the total funds but enough for a retainer. To help please fund our search for Dad, please click on the following link: Go Fund Me. This time I was smart and got the advice and a referral from Jerrie Dean of Missing in America.

So, here we are, September 2, 2016. I hired a new PI but they would like to stay anonymous. They are not after fame and admire them for that. Until I have solid, new information to share, I will. In the meantime, they have provided another Tip Line, 707.271.0616. It is NOT associated with the Mendocino County Sheriff's Tip Line.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Families of Missing Persons Turn to Web for Clues

Families of missing persons turn to web for clues:
It's being called the nation's silent mass disaster. More than 100,000 people are actively missing and another 40,000 bodies are unidentified.

Persons of Interest

James "Jimmy" DeNoyer, his girlfriend Rebecca L. Warda & Ron Bomeister are persons of interest in my dad's case. DeNoyer has caused nothing but grief for my entire family ever since we met him. We need closure and someone knows something. I can't afford a PI, I don't have anonymous donors donating $100,000 + to find him, his story has not been put on TV (despite my attempts to get media coverage), I can't afford a billboard etc.

I'm a SAHM mom with 2 young kids and having a missing loved one is a full-time job. It kills me that I can't do more. My kids will never meet their grandpa. My daughter says when she sees my dad's picture "Is that my other grandpa?"

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today my dad, David V. Neily is 74 but I can't send him a card and a gift because he has been missing from Westport, CA since 2006.

Someone knows something. People don't just disappear.

I changed my facebook profile picture to an illustration of Elvis Presley (one of my dad's favorite artists). My dad drew it in 1979. He is very creative and I want to try and show what kind of person he is. I will have it up for a week in honor of Dad.

Unfortunately I haven't been very active with his case for about a year now since I was pregnant and had our son. It's very stressful to have a missing loved one and I didn't want to cause harm to our baby. He is named after my dad. Landon's middle name is David which means "beloved".

My dad shares his birthday month with my brother, my daughter and my husband.

You can find out more about his case on this blog or on his FB page.

If you haven't already I would appreciate you joining his blog and/or FB page. It would mean a lot to the entire Neily family.

Thanks for your continued support to find answers because every person who is missing deserves to be found.

Love, Lisa