Bernice A. Bashaw (1909-1999)

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Bernice A. Bashaw
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Greenwood Cemetery
Born: 5 Dec 1909 East Jordan, Michigan
Died: 31 Jul 1999 Gaylord, Michigan
Father: William Franklin Bashaw
Mother: Frances P. Pesek
Siblings: Francis A. Bashaw
Irene J. Bashaw
Bernice A. Bashaw
Spouse: Erwin Stillman Wixson
Married: 1 Sep 1945 Petoskey, Michigan


Petoskey News-Review, August 6, 1999:

Bernice A. Wixson, 89

Bernice A. Wixson, 89, of Springvale Township, died July 31, 1999, at Tendercare in Gaylord.

Graveside memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey. The Rev. Dennis Bromley will officiate.

Bernice was born Dec. 5, 1909, in East Jordan, the daughter of William and Frances Bashaw. She grew up and attended school in East Jordan, graduating from East Jordan High School.

On Sept. 1, 1945, she married Erwin Wixson in Petoskey. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1986.

Bernice had resided in Petoskey most of her life. She was active in Extension groups and is a member of Epsilon United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister, and is survived by many relatives and dear friends.

Arrangements were handled by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Wixson, Erwin S. & Bashaw, Bernice A.
Date of Marriage: 9/1/1945
Liber: 5
Folio: 60
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
WIXSON, Bernice A.
Date of Death: 7/31/1999
Liber: OC
Folio: 9999
Place of Death: Otsego County
Wixson, Bernice A. (Bashaw)
Age: 89
Born: 12/5/1909
Died: 7/3/1999
Burial: 8/7/1999
Cemetery: Greenwood, Petoskey
Obituary: on file, PNR - 08/06/1999
Sec: A
Block: 144
Lot: 16
Note: Cremation