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David L. Palmer

1941 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
David L. Palmer
David L. Palmer, 72, surrounded by his children passed away March 12, 2014 due to complications of pneumonia after a long battle with dementia and Parkinson's . Born April 29, 1941 to Lawrence E. Palmer and Myrna Wintle. Married Carla DeMill in the Salt Lake Temple September 8, 1967. Together they had five children. Later divorced. Remarried in 1994 and later divorced.
Graduated Bingham High School '59. Served six years with U.S. Navy Seabees in Guam and the Aleutian Islands. Later served 20 years with Utah National Guard CWO3. Served a Southwest Indian Mission where he became efficient with the Navajo Language. Graduated BYU 1972 with a BA of Vocational Education. Taught carpentry/woodworking at Jordan High School and was VICA Director. During this time he was able to teach many students of which won competitions on district and state levels which took them to National VICA competition in Miami, Florida then went to Utrecht, Holland to compete in the International Skill Olympics. He later earned a Masters of Vocational Administration at USU. He then was Vocational Coordinator at Alta High School and West Jordan High School where he retired with 30 years of service.
David is survived by his five children, Julie Huffaker (Steve), Barbi Rollins (Rich), Sarah Palmer (Glen), David (Heather), Jacob (Laury), 12 grandchildren. Brothers, Orin (Joan), Brent (Charlotte), Mark (Connie), Larry (ReNae), Sister, Connie Monroe (Dean).
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday March 21, 2014 at the LDS Church, 10200 So. 1300 West (Just next to the temple). Visitations will be held Thursday March 20, 2014 at Broomhead Funeral Home 12600 So. 2200 West from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Friday March 21, 2014 one hour prior to the services at the church.
-Soar With The Eagles And Find Peace-

Published in Deseret News on Mar. 18, 2014
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