Dateline: January 13, 2005


Funeral services for Rosa Mae McGowan Mears, age 79, were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2004, in the Clarendon Church of Christ with Don Stone of Clarendon and Eddie Stegal, church ministers, officiating.  Burial was held at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Mears died Thursday, January 6, 2005, in Spearman.  She was born February 27, 1925, in Clarendon and had been a lifetime resident of Clarendon.  She married Bonnie Ray “Bill” Mears on December 1, 1943, at Amarillo.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Donley County Senior Citizens Association and the Clarendon Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband on August 5, 1984.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Beck of Spearman and Bonnie Ann Mears of Claude; one son, Robert Irvin Mears of Dennison; two sisters, Vera McAlpine of Dumas and JoEllen Leffew of Stinnett; four grand children: Melissa Donahue and husband Ross of Spearman, Brian Beck and wife Alexis of Spearman, Kyle Mears and wife Jennifer of Dennison, and Lori Mears of Dallas; and one great granddaughter, Aubrey Grace Beck of Spearman.

Casket bearers were Tex Selvidge, Jimmy Riley, Mutt Graham, Earl Shields, James Burleson, and Jeff Walker.

The family requests that memorials be to the Donley County Senior Citizens Association or the Clarendon Church of Christ.

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