PACKARD, C. Palmer April 26, 1925-Dec. 4, 2010 Palmer was born in Minneapolis, MN to Clayton and Catherine Packard. He graduated from Amherst College in 1947, and was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. He then became an Account Executive with Campbell-Mithun Advertising, Inc. in Minneapolis, transferring to Hollywood in 1958. He coached Little League Baseball and Pop Warner Basketball in the 1960's. He was one of the founders and the creative director of the Studio City Park Players for 35 years. He also developed and then ran that park's Over-50 Tennis Program for ten years, and was a member and past president of their Park Advisory Board. He was a parishioner for 52 years and Eucharistic Minister for three years at St. Francis de Sales Church. Palmer is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Dodee), sons Clayt (Colleen), Craig, and Cory, grandchildren Clay, Courtney, and Conner, sister Mary Emmer, and ten Emmer nieces and nephews.
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The Memorial Mass will be Friday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Church in Sherman Oaks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Burbank.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2010