Wayne Mears (1937 - 2018)

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Wayne Mears, age 80, passed away in his home on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sharon Mears of Palmer, Alaska; his son, Troy Mears of Brentwood, Calif.; daughter, Tracy Mears of Anchorage, Alaska; as well as his sister and brother-in-law, Marra and Tim Stookey of Sandusky, Ohio. He also enjoyed his grandchildren: Brandon Hamilton, Phil and Emily Parmenter and Aaron Parmenter. He was beloved by his many cousins, nieces, nephews and other extended family. He is preceded in death by his father, Fred Mears of Sandusky, Ohio; his mother, Verna Rinker of Sandusky, Ohio; and his sister, Beverly Dahlke of Plant City, Fla.
Wayne served his country with honor in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and was a law enforcement officer in Northern California for 15 years. Everyone who knew him was aware of his deep devotion to his family, his friends and his love for animals. He thoroughly enjoyed golf and bowling and was an avid Ham Radio Operator. He also enjoyed many outdoor activities, such as fishing.
He was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Valley Funeral Home, Wasilla, Alaska, cared for arrangements.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 14, 2018