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Mares, John Clemmens

John Clemmens Mares For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:34. With full hearts we announce the passing of our Papo, John Clemmens Mares. He was Born May 8, 1924 in Salt Lake City, UT and died on Sunday July 24, 2016 in Albuquerque; he was 92.

John was married for 62 years to Shirley Ann Chrisman Mares. John called all of us his Treasures and John and Shirley were Treasures to us all. Taking care of his family was John's primary focus in life. John was the patriarch of our family, with four children, grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of ten. John was a lifelong 3rd Order Franciscan. His deep love of St. Francis and St. Anthony led him to fight poverty through the St. Vincent De Paul Society and the Franciscan Order. During John's courageous 3 year tour as a naval radioman during WWII he taught hundreds of sailors to swim. John graduated Magna Cum Laude in Business from the University of Portland, where he was a star quarterback and class president. John was an expert lumberman who oversaw the production and sale of millions of dollars of western lumber.

A Rosary and viewing will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services in Albuquerque, on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Annunciation Church, 2532 Vermont St. NE. Albuquerque, on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 8:30am, reception to follow.

Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM, at 2:15pm. Memorial Contributions may be made to help fund the St. Vincent De Paul Society 4120 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, and the Franciscan Order. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW, ABQ, NM 87107.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 3, 2016
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