PALMER, KeithPosted: September 5th, 2018
KEITH MEEKS PALMER, devoted husband of Lynne Palmer, passed away Sept 1st, 2018, at the age of 87. He died peacefully with his family by his side, after complications from a fall.
Keith was born February 16th, 1931, to Edwin and LaRue Palmer, and raised in Cranford and later Taber, Alberta. Keith, and his identical twin brother Garth, were the oldest of seven children. Keith served a mission, in 1952, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Ottawa. He moved to Raymond and married his sweetheart, Lynne Galbraith, in 1959, and had seven children. Keith served in many callings in the church including Scout Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Bishop of the Raymond 4th Ward and in recent years enjoyed serving in the Cardston Alberta Temple. Keith loved raising his children, crops and cattle on the farm that he loved with his wife that he cherished. He found joy spending time with his children and grandchildren, and treasuring his time with Lynne, sitting on the porch gazing out over the prairies.
Keith is survived by Lynne, his loving wife of 59 years, and his children, Sherri (Rod) Wendorff, Dwaine (Norie) Palmer, Craig (Carolyn) Palmer, Laurene (Jim) Moore, Shauna (Todd) Petty, and Hugh (Courtney) Palmer, 25 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren who each feel that they are his favorite. Keith is also survived by his siblings Jerry Palmer, Ella Mae Gardner, Jim Palmer and Sheila Hague.
Keith was predeceased by his infant son, Keith Galbraith Palmer, parents, Edwin and LaRue (Meeks) Palmer, his twin brother Garth Palmer and sister JoAnn Williams.
A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 221 North 400 West, Raymond, Alberta on Saturday September 8, 2018 at 11:00am.
Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Friday September 7, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00pm at the church, or prior to the service on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45am. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery.
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