Myrna Barbara Palley

July 15, 1934June 27, 2020

Myrna Barbara Palley was born on July 15, 1934 and passed away on June 27, 2020 and is under the care of Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels at Mount Nebo (Kendall).

Graveside Service will be held on June 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels at Mount Nebo (Kendall), 5900 SW 77th Ave, Miami, FL.

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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020


Myrna Barbara Palley

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diane goodman

July 6, 2020

Dear Lisa, so sorry to hear about your mom; it was a privilege for me to have had the chance to spend some time with her all those years ago. Thinking of you and your family, with love, Diane

Gretchen Schmidt

July 6, 2020

My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother, Lisa. What a remarkable woman and what a legacy she leaves us all!

Jodie Knofsky

July 6, 2020

Dearest Lisa. I will never forget the night I met your mom. Even if I forgot I will always have her earrings to remind me. She was a force of nature! I am so sorry that I am no longer in Miami but when I am able to schedule a visit I hope we can get together. My love to you and your family! May her memory be a blessing.

mary van cline

July 3, 2020

There are just not enough words to express my feelings for Myrna and my sorrow at hearing of her passing. As an artist my life was so much more enjoyable and forever changed knowing both Myrna and Sheldon. Few people have the ability to make people feel so loved as they have done for so many of us. I will greatly miss Myrna, her amazing laughter and the incredible role model she was for me.
She is truly one beautiful woman!

Mimi Pink

July 1, 2020

Dear Sheldon, Donna, and Lisa,
We are so saddened to learn of Myrna’s passing. Our hearts are trembling. Myrna was a lifeblood for so much of our work with art teachers and students, and her support and love is/was beyond remarkable. Her smiling face, her measured words, her unwavering honesty and commitment to excellence—we will remember all that and much, much more forever. May she Rest In Peace. May her memories be a blessing.
With love from all of us at The Education Fund. OX OX

Michael Janis

June 30, 2020

To the entire family, extend the deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Myrna was a force of nature - her love and enthusiasm for the arts was so spontaneous and enthusiastic - you could not help but be uplifted. The support from her and Sheldon has made the world a better place. Much love to the family.

Shari Lee

June 30, 2020

Myrna was one of a kind. I can close my eyes and see her at my parents’ house, the Film Festival, Board of Directors meetings, art glass exhibition. She will be sorely missed. Love to Sheldon, Lisa and family. Deepest condolences from my family to yours.
Shari Lee

Jill Deupi

June 30, 2020

The Lowe Art Museum and I, as its Director, mourn the loss of Myrna Palley. Myrna's vision and generosity made the Lowe a center for contemporary glass, which continues to touch the lives of countless people both on and off of the University of Miami's campus. Her passion for glass was matched only by her depth of knowledge and her commitment to education, community, youth, and the arts. Myrna will be greatly missed by her friends at the Lowe, who will honor her memory and cherish her legacy forever.

Dale & Doug Anderson

June 30, 2020

On behalf of the family of glass collectors, Myrna will be missed. She was an early force who everyone knew and counted on as she and Sheldon were so important to the South Florida area. Not only did she and Sheldon support the Lowe Museum with a pavillion filled with sculpture made of glass, she encouraged all of us to contribute the best of our holdings to the Lowe. Whenever we walk into the Palley Pavillion we will think of her.

Duane Reed

June 30, 2020

We are so deeply saddened with this news of Myrna's passing. She was indeed a force in the world that enabled so many meaningful experience for so many people. She will be missed, but never forgotten. Our sympathies go out to Sheldon, Lisa and Donna and the rest of the Palley family. With heartfelt love.
Duane and Glenn