GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Mary C. Johnson
Mary C. (McGillis) Lemere
Johnson, 101, of
Services are pending at O'Connor Funeral Home.
Info Courtesy of Brenda Snider 31 Mar 2005
The following obit should have ran today, I sure hope it runs tomorrow! The rosary is this
evening. She is the grandmother of my (half) sisters Stacy and Renee Snider. I
wrote the rough draft for the obit so here it is.....
PS.. it says survived by sister Ella Hall - Ella is actually her step daughter from her marriage to Ed Lamere. I do not know who Ella's real mother is. The family all demanded this was correct so I left it alone. :o))
Thanks again for sending Flo's obit.
the Rosary is this evening (31 Mar 2005),
at 7pm at O'Connors funeral home in
The Funeral is Friday (Apr 1), at 2pm at
Our Lady of
After, there will be a reception at the West Gate Mall Bingo hall.
(Oh, how Mary loved bingo!! They'll be playing 1 game in her honor).
Mary C. (McGillis) Johnson
02/13/1904 - 03/29/2005
101 years young
Mary Celina (McGillis-Lamere) Johnson, a long time Great Falls resident, passed away at the Missouri River Manor on March 29, 2005, of natural causes. She was 101 years young.
She was born on Feb. 13, 1904, in Poplar, Mt. to William John McGillis and Marie Rose Ouellette. She was raised in
Mary enjoyed playing cards, going to garage sales, and than having her own garage sales, playing bingo, and spending time with her family and friends.
At the time of her passing, she was the oldest living member of The Little Shell Chippewa Indians of
She married 3 times and has outlived all three of her husbands. Mary had eight children: Baby Ellery, died at birth. Marys children are: Joseph Ellery, Margaret Ellery, Edward LaMere Jr , Alvin LaMere Leroy LaMere,
Besides her parents, and three husbands, Pat Allary, Ed Lamere Sr and Edward Johnson, Mary was also preceded in death by sons; Joseph Ellery, Edward LaMere Jr., and Leroy LaMere; and daughters; Baby Berneda Ellery and Margaret Ellery.
Her survivors include her daughters
Mary was a very special woman. She will be greatly missed.
GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Thursday, March 31, 2005
Mary C. Johnson
Homemaker and retired cook Mary C. (McGillis)
Ellery LaMere Johnson, of
A vigil service is 7 this evening at OConnor Memorial Chapel. A
memorial service is 2 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of
Survivors include her daughters
Mary Cecelia McGillis
was born Feb. 13, 1904, in Poplar, Mont., and was raised in
Mary enjoyed playing cards, going to garage sales and having her own garage sales, playing bingo and spending time with her family and friends.
She was completely devoted to her heritage and supported her son, Edward
LaMere Sr., when he ran the
She was preceded in death by her husbands Pat Ellery and Edward LaMere; six children, Berneda Ellery, Margaret Ellery, Joseph Ellery Sr., Edward LaMere Sr., Alvin LaMere and Leroy LaMere; and a grandson, Mike LaMere.