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John William Mears

January 7, 2020 January 7, 2020
John William Mears
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John William Mears, 92, of Great Falls, passed away on January 7, 2020. A viewing will take place at Corpus Christi Catholic Parish on Friday, January 10, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. followed by a vigil at 6:00 p.m. The funeral will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi with burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

John was born on November 4, 1927, to Samuel and Nancy Mears in Belmont, MT. John graduated from St. Mary’s in Great Falls and then spent three years on the U.S.S. Raby in World War II. He married Helen Ryan in Roundup, MT, on December 26, 1950. He was a barber and sold and maintained x-ray machines. He also worked for Conrad Smithers in the coin machine business and eventually bought the operation, calling it Mears Music.

John was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Billings. He also volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul. John was very charitable. He also enjoyed gold mining.

John is survived by his wife, Helen; sons, John William Mears, Jr. of Belgrade, MT, Ryan Mears of Monarch, MT, Charlie Mears of Malta, MT, Roger Mears of Winnemucca, NV, and Andy Mears of Great Falls; daughters, Sharon McBird of Dutch Harbor, AK, Sheila Trexler of Great Falls, Mary Heidlebaugh of Helena, MT, Katherine Mears of Superior, MT, Virginia Griswold of Kalispell, MT, Colleen Andersen of Kalispell, MT, Monica Henning of Dutch Harbor, AK, and Teresa Schraner of Belt, MT; sisters, Theresa Mears and Martha Griesmer; 54 grandchildren; and 57 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by children, Nancy Mears, Dan Mears, and Luke Mears; four sisters; and four brothers.

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Visitation

Friday

10

Jan

5:00 PM 1/10/2020 5:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/10/2020 6:00:00 PM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church

410 22nd Avenue NE
Great Falls, MT 59404

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
410 22nd Avenue NE Great Falls 59404 MT
United States

Vigil Service

Friday

10

Jan

6:00 PM 1/10/2020 6:00:00 PM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church

410 22nd Avenue NE
Great Falls, MT 59404

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
410 22nd Avenue NE Great Falls 59404 MT
United States

Funeral Liturgy

Saturday

11

Jan

9:30 AM 1/11/2020 9:30:00 AM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church

410 22nd Avenue NE
Great Falls, MT 59404

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
410 22nd Avenue NE Great Falls 59404 MT
United States

Rite of Commital

Saturday

11

Jan

11:00 AM 1/11/2020 11:00:00 AM
Mount Olivet Cemetery

26th Street South and 24th Avenue S
Great Falls, MT 59405

Mount Olivet Cemetery
26th Street South and 24th Avenue S Great Falls 59405 MT
United States
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