Obit: Palmer, Jessie E. (1925 - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Palmer, Peterson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/04/2015

Palmer, Jessie E. (7 June 1925 - 13 January 2015)

Jessie E. Palmer, 89, of Middleton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. She was born June 7, 1925, in the Town of Pine Valley, the daughter of Ernest and Mabel (Peterson) Palmer.

After graduating from high school in Tomah, and receiving a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, she moved to Denver and pursued a career in journalism at Mountain Bell. During her work at the telephone company, she she assumed management positions in Denver and Albuquerque. A pioneer in her field, she was supported by her involvement in the Denver Woman’s Press Club. Upon retirement, she dedicated her time to work with the elderly. She was an avid photographer and was inspired to travel and ski by her love of the mountains of the West. Her caring nature was a blessing to all who knew her. A supportive person, she combined inner strength with kindness and understanding toward others.

Jessie is remembered by her loving brother, Gerald ‘Jerry;’ sister-in-law, Margaret; nieces and nephews, Alice (Mark), James, Laura (Brian), Vickie (Chu), William, Pam, Robert L. and Mary (Doug); and many great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, William; brothers: Wendell and Wayne; sisters-in-law, Rosemary ‘Alice’ and Kathryn ‘Kay’ nephew, John; niece, Sharon; and dear friends, Felicia and Harold.

Special thanks, is given to the staff at Artisan Senior Living.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of New Mexico John J. Aragon Endowed Scholarship in Journalism.



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