Our beloved Johnnie Bear. born Aug. 14, 1984, in Tooele, lived in Stockton, Utah. He was a proud Goshute and Western Shoshone native of the Skull Valley band of Goshutes. He was a father, son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin, and husband.
He is survived by his mother Annette Bear; his four children Johnathan, Alucard, Carlos, and Kissie Bear. His siblings are his big brother Billy Wescogame Jr., and his little sister Lilly Bear. His wife is Tiffany Bear.
He will be missed greatly by his family and close friends. He was always the one to make someone laugh and give advice whether it was something someone wanted to hear or not. He was always doing something. He loved music, making it and listening to it. He could fix almost anything he put his mind to. He would do anything for his family, always willing to help someone out who needed it when asked. Cooking was his passion; he was good at it too. Johnnie went to school for culinary arts in Montana. He went to Native boarding schools in California and Oklahoma. He could sing powwows and the oldies. He could pop and lock it. Always down and kept it real. He was a smart, sweet and a tough hardheaded man.
Johnnie Bear passed away in Skull Valley, Utah, Sunday morning Sept. 27, 2020, in a car accident. A viewing will be held at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele, Utah, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. He will be taken to our homeland on the Skull Valley Reservation to be laid to rest Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020.
“Wu-Tang! Whoop! Whoop! Juggalos!!!” – Johnnie Bear