THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Pearl (Driscoll) Bashford
Pearl (Driscoll) Bashford, 101, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at her home in Palm Harbor, Fla.
Born June 7, 1911 in Menominee, MI to German immigrant parents, Martha Linberg and Herman Polzin, she graduated from Peshtigo High School and Milwaukee Business College.
She married Norman Nebo Driscoll in 1935 and they owned and operated Driscolls Full Service Texaco and Phillip 66 Gas Station at the intersection of East Front Street and Pine Street in Peshtigo from 1935 until 1965. They washed windows, checked the oil, checked the tires, as well as filled the tank. She was right out there working with her husband. Mr. Driscoll lost his right arm in a Badger Paper Mill accident and his injury did not impair him form continuing on with life. He built the service station and a family home next door and continued to be active in bowling, fishing and hunting. He preceded her in death in 1965 and seven years later and she married Carson Bashford of Peshtigo. The couple moved to Green Bay and later retired in Highland Lakes, Palm Harbor, Fla., in 1985 He preceded her in death in 2002.
She was a diehard Green Bay Packer fan, enjoyed a brandy old fashion, watching football, cooking, loved her recipe books and playing Canasta. She was known for her warm smile and pleasant and cheerful personality.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna (Driscoll) Larson of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Janye (Driscoll) Meyer of Eden Prairie, Minn.; a daughter-in-law, Sandra (Heroux) Driscoll of Palm Harbor, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude Jones; a brother, Ervin Polzin; a son James Driscoll and a grandson, Scott Larson.
Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life on Saturday, Sept. 28th at 2 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo.
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