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Lillian Cogen Palmer


1919 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Lillian Cogen Palmer Obituary
October 9, 1919 - June 2, 2017 The extraordinary life of Lillian C. Palmer, 97, ended on Friday, June 2 when she passed away peacefully in Santa Monica, CA. She was deeply loved by her children-daughter Meredith Palmer and son William Palmer, daughter-in-law Anne Palmer, her adored grandchildren Sofie and Gus Palmer, and her favorite, remarkable dog CoCo. Lillian lived a full and long life, active and lucid until the end. Her passion for art and photography led to a position as Professor of Instructional Media and Communications at California State University at Northridge (CSUN) where she taught for more than 30 years. She helped to create one of the first multi-media centers in the U.S. on the Northridge campus. She graduated from UCLA and Mills College, Oakland where she studied psychology and the arts, her passion for people and photography never ceased. In 2006 her beloved husband of 61 years Herbert, who owned the Herbert Palmer Gallery, passed away. A private ceremony was held in memoriam for Lillian and the Gallery at the Getty Research Institute. Donations in Lillian's memory may be made to: UCLA Division of Geriatrics' Home Care Program Cedars Sinai, A. Giuliano Research & Education Fund
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9, 2017
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