Gladys Beatrice Wildfong (1921-1997)

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Gladys Beatrice Wildfong
Born: 26 Mar 1921 Boyne City, Michigan
Died: 21 Jul 1997 East Jordan, Michigan
Father: George Daniel Wildfong
Mother: Clara Anne G. Kotesky
Siblings: Gladys Beatrice Wildfong
Margaret May Wildfong
James Edward Bashaw
Spouse: William B. Archer
Married: 25 Jul 1939 Boyne City, Michigan
Children: Dennis Archer
Gladys Archer
Lynda Archer
Betty Jean Archer
Ethelyn Archer


Petoskey News-Review, Tuesday, July 22, 1997

Gladys Archer, 76

Gladys Archer, 76, died on Monday, July 21, 1997, at her home in East Jordan.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan. The Rev. David Downton of the First Presbyterian Church in East Jordan will officiate. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, East Jordan.

Fladys was born March 26, 1921, in Boyne City, the daughter of George D. and Clara (Kotesky) Wildfong. She grew up in Boyne City.

On July 25, 1939, she married William B. Archer in Boyne City. They made their home in East Jordan. Mr. Archer passed away on May 20, 1993.

She worked for many years at Courters Products in Boyne City, now known as Allied Signal. After retiring from Courters Products, she then went to work at ITT in East Jordan until the company closed. Gladys was a member of the Eagles F.O.E. Lodge No. 1583.

Gladys is survived by her son, Dennis Archer and his wife, Dorothy, of East Jordan; her two daughters, Gladys Johnson and her husband, Paul, of East Jordan, and Lynda Wycoff and her husband, Ralph, of Dorr; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Kinner, of Charlevoix. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Jean and Ethelyn; one brother, James Bashaw; and one granddaughter, Gail Johnson.

The family will receive friends from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday, July 24, at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan.

Memorial contributions may be given to Charlevoix County Hospice.


Age: 76
Place of Death: East Jordan MI
Paper Date: 1997-7-22
  • 1930 Federal Census, Boyne City, Charlevoix, Michigan
Bashaw, Edward
, Clara A., wife, female, white, 35 married 1st at 24, MI, GER, NY
, Gladys B., daughter, female, white, 9, single, MI, NY, MI
, Margaret M., daughter, female, white, 5, single, MI, NY, MI,
, James E., son, male, white, 3 2/12, single, MI, NY, MI
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Archer, Gladys
Birth Date: 26 Mar 1921
Death Date: 21 Jul 1997
Social Security Number: 381-12-7399
State Number Was Issued: Michigan
Death Residence Zip Code: 49727
Locality: East Jordan, Charlevoix, Michigan
  • GenForum: Koteskey's
Posted by: Kathy ( Archer) Fiers Date: July 9, 2000
My Great Grandmother was Clara (Koteskey) Wildfong Bashaw. She was married to George Wildfong. They lived in Boyne City Michigan. They had 2 daughters: Gladys Beatrice Wildfong (my grandmother) and Margaret May Wildfong. Clara then married a man by last name of Bashaw after Georges death in 1926.

George Wildfong, b. 6/13/1883 m. Clara Koteskey, d. 1/28/26 at age 43. They had 2 daughter, Gladys Beatrice, b. 3/26/21 m. William B Archer 7/25/39 d. 5/20/93.