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Howard "Wick" Palmer


Howard “Wick” Palmer passed away on August 21, 2016 at his home at the age of 88 years. A graveside will be held on Oct 8, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the Centerville Cemetery in Centerville, Washington. Memorial contributions can be made to Walla Walla Community Hospice or the Walla Walla Community College Rodeo Program in care of the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, Oregon.

Howard “Wick” Palmer was born February 5, 1928 in Condon, Oregon to Robert and Allene (Johnson) Palmer. He was raised and attended school in Condon. He served his country in the United States Navy in the Asiatic Pacific from February of 1944 until 1946 with an honorable discharge. Wick was married to Patsy Kayser in 1948 in Centerville, Washington. They celebrated their 68 years of marriage in June. He ranched in the Centerville area until 1976 when they moved to Jordan Valley, Oregon where he continued ranching there until 1981 when he retired to Milton-Freewater. Howard was a longtime member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Keith Palmer, sister Noma Walston and son Brooks Palmer. He is survived by his wife Patsy, son Brent (Linda) Palmer, daughter, Teresa Smith; grandsons, Brock and Bryce Palmer and Jade Smith all of Milton-Freewater and a brother Carl (Kay) Palmer of Fossil, Oregon as well as many nieces and nephews.

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