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Clyde L. Archer

July 27th, 2012

Dr. Clyde Lawrence Archer Jr. was born to Clyde Lawrence Archer Sr. and Silva Margaret Eckhoff (Archer) on July 17th, 1925 in Alamosa, Colorado. He had three brothers, Delbert, Kenneth, and Kearney, and two sisters, Evelyn and Sylvia. In 1936, the family moved to Marsing, Idaho, where, incidentally “Jr.” took 7th and 8th grade simultaneously before graduating high school. Clyde enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 serving on the USS Ransom. He was in Pearl Harbor on December 7th going out in 1943 and was there again coming back. He received an honorable discharge in 1946, decorated with the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, 2 stars, American Area Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal, 1 star, and the Bronze Star. In 1952, Clyde graduated from the College of Idaho with a BS in pre-medicine with high honors. In the same year, he married Ila McGoldrick (Archer, divorced 1978) with whom he had five children, Capella Ikola of McCall, Cindy Gould of Boise, Nancy Bergeson of Denver, Jack Archer of Boise, and Sally Kurdy of Boise. In 1958, with more high honors, Clyde earned a doctorate in Dentistry from the University of Washington. Shortly thereafter, “Doc” Archer moved to McCall, ID where he started practice, served as mayor from 1984 -1988, and became an avid square dancer with the “Thunder Mountain Squares.” In 1986, Clyde married Irene Cantrall, at a square dance. Clyde and Irene were active with the McCall Senior Citizen’s center, and elected Lord and Lady of the Lake, 1990. On July 26th 2012,12:30 pm Clyde passed away peacefully from natural causes at a care center in Nampa, ID. He is survived by Irene Archer of Nampa, Ila Archer of Caldwell, brothers Kenneth Archer and Kearney Archer of Caldwell, sisters Evylin Tarver and Sylvia Martinez of Brigham City UT, his five children, two step-children, Cal Cantrall of Le Grande, OR and Dee Cantrall of Nampa, eleven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren, and others. His memory will live in the hearts of his friends and family and in the mouths of his past clients. A memorial service will be held 2:00PM Tuesday, July 31st, Flahiff Funeral Chapel, 624 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell. The family requests any gift be made in the form of a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a favorite charity, or condolences sent to Irene Archer, c/o Flahiff Funeral Chapel. Clyde’s online guestbook is available at Clyde, you are loved by us. Service Information

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