Carolyn “Carrie” Joan Archer (nee Ford) of Sligo, Missouri was born November 19, 1933 in Reed City, Michigan to Wendell and Gaynell Helfrich Ford and passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at the age of 86 years, 1 month and 11 days.
In June of 1954 she married Lt. Col. Bill Archer at West Point.
After the military retirement of her husband, she and Bill moved to Sligo, Missouri in 1978. They became members of the Sligo United Methodist Church and spent time taking care of their cattle and bowling. Carrie and her husband traveled all 50 states and Canada with also driving from Panama to the U.S. They were members of the Carriage Travel Club which they enjoyed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wendell and Gaynell Ford; husband, Bill Archer, brother-in-law, John Archer; and sister-in-law, Patricia Archer.
She is survived by her three daughters, Debbie (Emil) Schulke of Sligo, Missouri, Denise “Gus” (Allen) Coleman of Cherryville, Missouri and Dianna (Terry) McDonald of Greenville, Texas; seven grandchildren, Krista, Jackyn, E.J., Evan, Curtis, Tyler and Mary; eight great grandchildren, Gracie, Eli, Josh, Keenan, Matthew, Jordan, Grayson and Madelyn; two brothers-in-law, Phillip Archer of Brethren, Michigan and Dean (Joan) Archer of Scottville, Michigan; and sister-in-law, Mary Archer of Brethren, Michigan; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Pastor Jeanette Boyce officiating. Special music of “Precious Memories,” “Jesus, Hold my Hand” and “Old Fashioned Way” were played.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Sligo Cemetery in Sligo, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Tyler Coleman, EJ Schulke, Jackie Kunkel, Krista McClanahan, Eli Schulke and Grace Kunkel.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.