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Eleanor (Robinson) Palmer, 91, of Belgrade passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014. With her family continually at her side, she quietly moved to the mansion in the sky.
She was born to the late Frank and Ethel Bailey on Aug. 10, 1922 at their home near Glentana, Mont. Eleanor was one of three girls and four boys raised on the family homestead close to the Canadian border. The Christian faith and hard work were the foundation for this close knit family.
Eleanor attended school in Glentana and graduated high school from Opheim. Clayton Robinson and Eleanor were married in 1942 and have four sons.
Eleanor married Mike Palmer of Missoula in 1983. Both husbands preceded her in death. Prior to returning to Belgrade in 2009 she lived in Missoula and was an active member of the Christian Life Center. A resident of Open Arms Elder Care in Belgrade since 2010 she loved the environment, friends and the Christian based life style.
Her passion in life was GOD and her family. Quiet and thoughtful, she never passed up an opportunity to share HIS word and stories about the family she loved so much. Known for her continual devotion to praise through worship, prayer and music she was affectionately called ""The Prayer Warrior."" Her stories of ""the good old days"" will be told for years to come. She loved all family reunions and visits from all friends and family.
Eleanor is survived by her sons, Dean (Marcia) of Bozeman, Larry (Carolyn) of Belgrade, Jim of Missoula, and Darrell of Bozeman. Eleven precious grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren raise her up and call her blessed among women. Surviving brothers are Jim (Janet) of Opheim and Quannah (Doreen) of Chester. Sister-in-law, Inez Bailey of Billings, and numerous close and extended family will also mourn her passing.
Eleanor is also preceded in death by her beloved daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jim (Theresa) Robinson of Missoula.
In closing Eleanor wrote: ""I love you all so much, and I want to see you all in Heaven. God Bless you all. Love, your Mom and Grandma and Great-Grandma.""
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, 113 S. Willson, in Bozeman. A reception will follow the memorial service at Grace Bible Church Fireside room, 3625 S. 19th, Bozeman. A celebration of life will be held in Opheim on the homestead at a date to be announced in June.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Mar. 16 to Mar. 19, 2014