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Iva Rudolph (Rudy) Palmer

Austin, Texas

Jan 17, 1929 – Feb 13, 2015 (Age 86)


January 17, 1929
February 13, 2015
Austin, Texas


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All Faiths Funeral Home - Austin Obituary

Iva Rudolph (Rudy) Palmer was born in Greenbrier, Arkansas on January 17, 1929 to Roy Isaac and Ida Lou Thomas Palmer. He passed away on February 13, 2015 at Christopher House in Austin, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, I.B. Palmer.

Rudy attended high school in Conway, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1949. Later, he completed two years at the University of Arkansas Law School.

He married the love of his life, Mary Lou Stanley, on June 1, 1951. They spent 63 wonderful years together.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Lackland Airbase in San Antonio. Rudy was an oil operator in Abilene, Texas before retiring and moving to Austin 10 years ago to be closer to family.

Mr. Palmer was a lover of golf, football, fishing, and especially baseball. Rudy played baseball in college, professionally after college for the West Texas/New Mexico league, and during his time in the Air Force with the Special Services team.

Rudy Palmer is survived by his wife of the home Mary Lou Palmer; 3 children: Pamela Gayle Edens and husband Kirk of Lubbock, Texas; Stanley Rudolph Palmer of Austin; and Christy Lynn Silvia of Austin; 3 grandchildren: Kelley Edens Wright and husband James of Lovington, NM; Ryan and Jacob Silvia of Austin; 2 great-grandchildren: Kaleb Wright, wife Katy, and Madison Wright, and 1 great-great grandson, Kash Wright, all of Lovington, NM; nephews: Richard and Rod Palmer of Lubbock, TX; and his loving cat, Smokey.

The family would like to sincerely thank the following people: Waterloo Dialysis staff, Seton Hospital staff, Brother John Ahn and friends at Northwest Baptist Church, and friends at North Loop Apartments. A very special thanks to longtime friend Ava Hughes and Christopher House Hospice Services.

At the request of Rudy, no public service is planned. Visitation for friends and family will be held at All Faiths Funeral Chapel North, 8507 N. IH 35, Austin, TX. from 5-6 pm on Saturday, February 14, 2015.
Following visitation, a private immediate family only, memorial service will be held from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

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Rudy was a gentleman and role model

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