Golda N. Boyer (1928 – 2012)

Golda N. Boyer, formally of Archbold, Ohio, passed away early November 5, 2012, at the Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Home in Napoleon.

She was born December 21, 1928, in Harrison Township, Henry County Ohio, the daughter of William L. and Elfie S. (Wilford) Naveau.

Golda graduated from Fulton Centralized School, Fulton, County in 1946 and from Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, in 1954.  She taught high school business courses at Jewell School, Defiance County, for 9 years and Pettisville High School, Fulton County, for 21 years. Following retirement, she taught part-time at Northwest State Community College as an adjunct professor for 6 years.  In addition to teaching, she authored Mean Jeans Manufacturing Company, a high school business simulation, which is still in publication.

On February 6, 1949, she married Jack G. Boyer who preceded her in death on May 28, 2003.

Golda was a member of Sharon United Methodist Church, Napoleon and a member of the Beta Zeta chapter of Delta Kappa Delta, an honor society of women educators; National Education Association; Ohio Business Teachers Association; Henry County Retired Teachers Association, and the first president of the Pettisville Teacher’s Association.  She was a charter member, and trustee, of the Pettisville School Foundation.  She also served several terms on the board of the Quadco Rehabilitation Center of Stryker.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Herbert, William (Skip), and Lowell Naveau; and sisters: Sylvia Knapp and Corinne Apel.

She is survived by one brother, Murel (Betty) Naveau and a sister, Patricia Ann Naveau, both of Napoleon;  one daughter: Irene Nichols, Solon, Ohio; one son: William (LuAnn) Boyer, Archbold;  four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Friends will be received 2 – 8 pm November 9, at the Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold, Ohio. A private burial service in the Hoy Cemetery, Henry County, will be followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 am, November 10, 2012, at the Sharon United Methodist Church, County Road P, Napoleon, Ohio.  A luncheon in the church basement will follow the service.

Preferred memorials are to: Pettisville Teacher’s Association Scholarship Fund; the Sharon Methodist Memorial Fund; or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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