OBITUARY

Ronald Wayne Palmer

October 31, 1935June 27, 2018
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Ron Palmer, age 82, passed away peacefully in his home on June 27, 2018. He was born Oct. 31, 1935 in Seattle to parents Lucille and Gilford Palmer. He grew up in Edmonds, graduating from Edmonds HS in 1954. He then served 2 years in the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged. Dad then began working for Boeing and stayed there for 41 years, ending his career in management.

Dad was an avid history buff, loved the outdoors, reading, the Seahawks, Mariners, Nascar and aviation. He knew nearly every airplane by sight and what kind of engine they had. He was a long time member of the Museum of Flight and The Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field. He rarely missed a “Fly Day” and was there on the last Saturday of his life. And of course we can’t forget his life long love of beer. Of all the past times that Dad enjoyed, there was nothing of more importance to him than his family. He was never more than a phone call away for any one of us. Dad was preceded in death by both of his parents and his brother Richard. He is survived by his sister Corrine Balser (Dick) his children Jeff (Jennifer), Michael (Kim), Kristi Kelly (Michael), Jodi Ligon (Russ) and Kim Ducante (Alain). He had 10 beloved grandchildren: Jason, Tonya and Michael, Trevor, Meagan and Kalin, Tristan and Machaela, and Alex (AJ) and Blake. He also leaves behind near and dear friends Tony and Marie Porter and his old pal, Dennis Nygreen.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Rd Lynnwood, WA 98036 on Saturday July 7, 2018 beginning at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project or Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Ronald Wayne Palmer

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Greg, Trish & Bailey Nygreen

July 3, 2018

Ron was a permanent fixture in our family for as long as Greg can remember and his laugh always made us smile. We loved having him over to the house no matter what the occasion. Luckily his love of beer made our lives more fun as he was a regular at the taproom and he was open to try anything - he was one of our original "founders club members". We'll miss you our dear friend and will raise a pint to you soon. Much love.

Tony Porter

July 3, 2018

Ron has been the best neighbor you could ever ask for. He has become a surrogate dad to both Marie and Me. We saw him almost everyday and sometimes two or three times a day. We have shared so many good times and some sad times together. We will miss him and every time I Iook over at his house I think about him. Rest peacefully old friend!

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