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Obituary: Richard E. Mansfield

Posted: 11/16/2017 15:42:00 -07:00 Updated:

Richard E. Mansfield, 87, of Great Falls, passed away at home on November 15, 2017. 

A Memorial Service will be held this Saturday, November 18th at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, 1315 Central Ave.

Dick, to everyone who knew him, was born to Kenneth E. and Teresa Mansfield January 16, 1930 in Great Falls, MT where he lived until his passing.

He attended the local schools, graduating from Great Falls High School in 1947.  Dick married Mary Beth Smith on October 21, 1956 in Dillon, MT. 

They recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary.  He was a 75-year member of the 1st Presbyterian Church. 

He started selling magazines as a young child and delivered the Great Falls Leader and Tribune for many years. 

One of his early jobs was for Western Geophysical and he loved telling stories about the adventures of his crew. 

He was a mechanic by trade and worked at, then owned, Jerry’s Radiator for many years.  He also owned several secondhand stores, including the Barter Mart.

Dick was an adventure lover and had a passion for cars.  He raced stock cars at the Great Falls Speedway in the 50’s.   He loved garage sales, collecting antiques, and snowmobiling.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.

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