Earle Frederick “Ted” Palmer Evelyn (Nielsen) Palmer
ST. Louis, Missouri
E. Frederick “Ted” Palmer died November 13, 2010, eleven days after his beloved wife, Evelyn (Nielsen) Palmer who died November 2, 2010. Mr. & Mrs. Palmer died in St. Louis, Missouri.
“Ted” was born in St. Albans, VT on May 18, 1917 and Evelyn was born in Cleveland, OH on September 22, 1922.
They were married in Bay City, Michigan, and then shared a life devoted to each other and their family for 66 years. Together they leave four sons, Niel, Fred, Mark and Pete, a granddaughter, three grandsons, six nieces and one nephew. “Ted” leaves a brother Raymond and is predeceased by a sister Muriel and an infant brother Emery. Evelyn was predeceased by a brother Paul and a sister Dorie who died at a young age.
“Ted” loved sailing on Lake Champlain and the beautiful hills of Vermont, which he always spoke of as home. He was a chemical engineer by profession. “Ted” enlisted in the U.S. Navy prior to World War II. He trained in diesel engineering and spent war time on a sub-chaser in the Pacific. “Ted” left active duty after the war but continued in the Naval Reserve, retiring at age 60 with the rank of Commander.
Evelyn spent the majority of her married life as a homemaker, devoted to raising their children and caring for her family. She loved playing the piano which sustainer her through difficult times in her life. “Ted” was also an accomplished saxophone player and they often played duets together. The music to be shared at their funeral services is at their request and is in their memory.
A joint celebration of “Ted” & Evelyn’s life will be celebrated Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 1:00 PM in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans with Rev. Dr. Marguerite Gage, Pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church officiating, followed by Military Honors for “Ted”. Interment will be in the “Ted’s” parents lot in Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans.
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