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William C. Greely, Jr.

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William C. “Bill” Greely, Jr. died on March 21, 2011 at his home after a lingering illness. Bill was born on February 10, 1949 in San Francisco, CA to William C. and Mary (Hudson) Greely, Sr. Bill was raised in California and as a young man relocated to Butte, Montana working in the Berkeley Pit and underground mines while attending Montana Tech on a football scholarship. Relocated to Missoula in 1972 attending University of Montana where he earned a degree in Sociology. Bill joined the Missoula City Police Force and later became a member of the Missoula County Sheriffs Department. His career varied through the years to include real estate and mortgage banking and real estate appraiser. He married Becky Smartt and they had four children. After their divorce he married Debbie Zander and from that union they had two children. He later married Cheryl Johnson who survives him. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, two of his daughters Becca and Katie Greely. He is survived by his wife Cheryl of Missoula; son William C. (Billy) Greely III; Erin (Matt) Werner, San Diego, CA; Barbara and Brittany Greely; step-son Ryan Anderson; Missoula; step-daughter Nikole Anderson Carver, Cheyenne, WY. Sisters, Barbara (Channing) Parrett, Palm Desert, CA; Marlene (Randy) Griffith, Idaho Falls, ID; Brother, Patrick (Pattie Mary) Bonnel, Quincy, CA. Grandchildren, Jamal Greely and Krysta Greely, Missoula; Stephanie Carver. Numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was devoted to maintaining the family home and yard. He also enjoyed camping and the outdoors with his family and friends. Bill will be missed by his family and friends. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, March 25, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church followed by inurnment at St. Mary Cemetery. Garden City Funeral Home is handling arrangements. At Bill’s request in lieu of flowers donations to Hospice of Missoula, St. Francis Xavier Church or other charity of the donors choice.

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