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Barbara Jo Davidge

October 5, 1949 — August 20, 2021

Barbara Jo Davidge

Barbara Jo Davidge, 71 of Gaylord, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 at Covenant Health in Saginaw.

Born in Detroit, Michigan on October 5, 1949, she was the daughter of Alvin and Ruth (Marlow) Bowman.

Barbara and her husband, Douglas Davidge, had lived in Woodhaven before moving up north to Atlanta.   After her husband’s death in 2013, Barbara moved to Petoskey and later to Gaylord.

She did hospital secretarial work for many years and later worked at Walgreens in Petoskey.

Barbara’s favorite thing to do was to spend time with family and friends.  She enjoyed going to the beach with her kids and grandkids and casino trips with her sisters.  She also loved going to Tennessee to spend time with her son and grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Davidge on November 3, 2013.  Surviving are her children, David (Angela) Davidge of Lenoir City, TN and Holly (Douglas) Franckowiak of Elmira; grandchildren, Hayden (Abigail) Davidge and Ryan, Jack and Jesse Franckowiak; sisters, Beverly (Ray) Foster and Brenda (John) Ball; brothers, Douglas (Shirley) Bowman and Robert Bowman; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Barbara Bowman.

In keeping with her wishes, her family will remember her privately at a family gathering.

Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at

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