Harold Wallace Palmer of Madras, Oregon, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on October 18, 2014. He was 84.
Harold was born February 11, 1930 in Portland, Oregon, to Clarence and Lillian (Bradley) Palmer. In 1948, he enlisted in the USMC and proudly served until being honorably discharged in 1953. He then met and married Alta Mae Collinson in 1954, a union that lasted 48 years before her passing in 2002. In 2004, Harold married Dorris Sholes in Netarts, OR.
Harold worked as a logger for 20 years, travelling up and down the West coast. After which time, he owned a number of businesses in the Willamette Valley before opening Bud’s Radiator Shop in Madras, OR in the early 1990s.
Harold was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed cooking, travelling, watching football and tying flies.
Harold leaves behind his wife of 10 years, Dorris Palmer of Madras; five sons, Michael (wife Marylou) Palmer, of The Dalles, Jeffrey (wife Colleen) Palmer, of Redmond, Tim Kissler of North Dakota, David (wife Sheila) Kissler of Madras and Shawn (wife Rose) Kissler of Prineville; and two daughters, Linda (husband Patrick) DeClue of Las Vegas, NV and Christine (husband Bob) Crocker of Madras.
Other survivors include 14 grandchildren; one great grandchild and his faithful dog Mocha.
He was preceded in death by both parents and his first wife Alta Mae Palmer.
Memorial contributions in Harold’s memory can be made to Hospice of Redmond, 732 SW 23rd St, Redmond, OR 97756.
Autumn Funerals of Redmond is honored to serve the family. (541) 504-9485. www.autumnfunerals.net
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