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Alan Arthur Palmer
June 6, 1948 ~ June 17, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
Alan Arthur Palmer, age 75, passed away surrounded by his family on June 17, 2023. Alan had 2 children; Todd (Dena) Palmer and Theresa (Jason) Applegate, and 8 grandchildren; Kassandra, Scott (Micayla), Nathan, Joseph, Matthew, Christopher, Emily and Alexander. He was a Great Grandfather of soon to be born Felicity May. Brother of Gerald, Karl and Margaret (Roy) Travis. Uncles and Aunts still living include; Dick Palmer, Dogue Palmer, Coralie Cristensen (Palmer), Albert Mayfield, Dorothy Mayfield. Alan also leaves many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Niles and Wilma.
Alan loved classical music and enjoyed playing piano and singing in choirs. In High School He played the Tuba and Trombone in the Marching Band. In 1966 Durand High School went to California to March in the Tournament of Roses Parade. As his family watched the live broadcast of the parade, they saw Alan marching as the camera zoomed in on him carrying his White Tuba. It was one of Alan’s cherished memories. Later on in life Alan taught himself to play piano and guitar, and would go on to compose pieces on both.
Some of his favorite hobbies were; tennis, racket ball, golf, and strategy games. In later years He was also active within the Clio Senior Center where he enjoyed playing euchre and pickle ball. Alan sang for a number of years with the choir that performed at the local theatre. Alan was an avid reader and had an extensive book collection that he treasured.
By trade, Alan was a Master Finish Carpenter. Alan’s Grandfather Charles was a Carpenter, and built the house that the family lived in. Alan was trained by his father Niles, and passed along his skills to his son Todd who would go on to train Alan’s grandson Scott (5 generations of carpenters). Both of Alan’s children would go on to enjoy some of the same things he loved, which brought him great Joy. Todd would go on to open his own small business as a carpenter and builder, sing, and compose music as well as play guitar. Theresa took piano lessons for many years and is an avid reader and book collector herself.
A celebration of Life will be held at a later date.