Eric McCutcheon Palmer
Eric McCutcheon Palmer, 33, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013. Eric was born in June of 1979 in Santa Barbara to Greg and Ginny Palmer. He spent many happy days in Santa Barbara; Aspen, Colo.; and here on the Central Coast. He loved nature, animals, a good party and most of all his dear friends and family, whom he treasured and respected so much. His Bernese Mountain Dog, Basel, was the love of his life and gave him so much joy. Eric was a handsome, smart, creative, irreverently funny and most of all the kindest, most loving young man you could hope to meet. Eric leaves behind his adoring family, including his parents; brother, Nathaniel (Heather); nephew, Nathaniel; niece, Amelia; many beloved cousins, aunts and uncles; and a very special grandmother, Virginia, who always stood by him unconditionally. A celebration of Eric's life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at a family ranch in Creston. For details, please email Dianne at [email protected] Casual attire is welcome as this is a ranch, (ladies, no stilettos) and if you are of Scottish descent feel free to wear your clan tartan. Eric, we will love you forever and beyond, dear soul, and will keep your spirit close in our hearts into eternity, when we meet again. You have touched the lives of many people with your remarkable wisdom. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite animal charity; or the Gryphon Society, 1825 San Ramon Road, Atascadero, CA 93422.

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Published by San Luis Obispo County Tribune on May 17, 2013.
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Eric was a bit older than me and I looked up to him. He treated me like a little brother and we all loved him. We still reminisce on our time with him with glad hearts. We used to talk about history and about Scotland Eric is a unique soul. We had something in common, a kind of pain we always held underneath. It was something that went unspoken, but we understood each other without having to talk. That’s something I liked about being around him, we didn’t have to talk, we could just relax. He was protective, just like my older bro. He has a good spirit. God made him for more, just as he did all of us, but this is a fallen world we live in, and Eric struggled with that just as I do. I love him and I miss him. I miss hanging out and feeling that calm gentle spirit there with me. Sometimes I doubt, but in my heart I truly know there is more for us beyond this first life. And he is there with my brother Stephen , and with Nikki and Jesse. They didn’t get a full life, but now they will be with the very one who is life. He is love and light, there is no darkness in Him. They will get to see Him as He is, and so they will be like a Him. I don’t know you Greg and Ginny but I love you with all my heart.
-Chris Walker

Chris Walker
December 12, 2020
We love you and miss you, dear son. Tomorrow is your birthday, you would have bee 34. Happy Birthday. Love Mom and Dad
Greg and Ginny Palmer
June 8, 2013
We love you and miss you, dear son. Tomorrow is your birthday, you would have been 34 years young. Happy Birthday. Love Mom and Dad
Greg and Ginny Palmer
June 8, 2013
saddens my herat and soul. My earliest childhood memmory playing with Eric. I wish I couldhave been more of a friend in his time of need.I know he had a heart of gold and he is at peace. love you my friend.til we meet are missed and loved.You are with the angels now. love to you.
Kimberly Brooke Monkman
June 7, 2013
Greg and Ginny, Our hearts go out to you and your family. Eric was such a sweet guy and he knew just how much you both loved him. We'll miss seeing him walking around the neighborhood with his beloved dog, Basel. We'll always be here for you...
Marianna & Wally Raynor
May 25, 2013
Eric had so much potential and it showed every time I met him. Such a personable young man! He was deeply loved by his father, Greg, and his mother Ginny. He will be missed by all in his family and dearest friends. God bless you Eric. May peace and love be with you in the hereafter.
Gary & Janet Hibbard - Bend, OR
May 25, 2013
We had much love and respect for Eric and my wife and I will greatly miss him,may he be at peace now.
Duke & Lisa Coates
May 24, 2013
Dear Greg,Ginny, Nathaniel, Heather and Family...our thoughts are with you...he will always be a ray of light in your memories...Dave Munson
May 24, 2013
May 23, 2013
Love to Ginny, Greg, Nathaniel, Heather, young Nathaniel and Amelia. My thoughts are with you as I wish you strength and hope.
Susan Munson
May 23, 2013
With deepest sympathy to all Eric's family, and hoping that Eric might be able to be looking after all the dogs who have gone "to heaven", and walking with them them through the fields. diana Lumsdaine.
May 23, 2013
My Condolences to the Family. During this time of sorrow, may you find peace and comfort in God's promise found at John 6:40
May 22, 2013
Dear Greg,Ginny and family,

I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Eric.
Wishing you strength and love to carry you through your grief.

Leanne Collins Miller
May 20, 2013
Dear Greg and Ginny,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very sorrowful time for you all. Eric had your love and was LOVED. May your tears turn to smiles with time as you remember your son. Our dogs have connected us as neighbors. I have Sydney, the black Australian Shepherd, who looks like Basel's cousin. Please know that you both and Basel too are in my prayers.
Barbara Wright
May 18, 2013
My condolences are extended to Eric's loving family. I met Eric and his mom at the El Chorro Dog Park, along with Basel. I remember him as a kind and gentle soul. I will say a goodbye prayer for him at the park.
Valerie Levulett
May 18, 2013
My condolences to you and your family. Knew him and always
enjoyed being around him. May he rest in peace, del
May 18, 2013
Our condolences and prayers are with all of Eric's loving family and his many friends. May God's healing grace be upon you all.
Dianne and Joe Lumsdaine
May 17, 2013
To Eric's parents I give you my condolences. I walk my dog around Creston and occasionally would run into Eric and his big dog...mine is a chihuahua. We would walk quietly together. He was like my son who is 31, born in Santa Barbara and has difficulties. I feel so badly that I won't be able to walk with him again.
mary lindberg
May 17, 2013
We will miss you Eric, but our family memories will live forever. With love to Ginny and Greg,
Tony and Diane
May 17, 2013
Eric, you will be missed. Peace to you.
Dr. Norm & Shatzi White
May 17, 2013
Our sincerest sympathy to Eric's family on the loss of your beautiful son.
Flo and Gary Bartell
May 17, 2013
Eric, you will be greatly missed. Our condolences go out to his mother and father, Ginny and Greg Palmer.

Gone, but not forgotten.
John McCutcheon Barbara King
May 17, 2013
May you go on in love, light, and peace.
May 17, 2013