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Virginia I Palmer

December 24, 1931 ~ March 27, 2019 (age 87)

Virginia I. Palmer, 88 passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on March 27, 2019, at Boulder Park Terrace Nursing Facility in Charlevoix.

   Virginia was born on Beaver Island to Clarence and Lorraine (Boyle) Palmer.  She was raised there and attended school there too. 

   After graduation Virginia moved to Hayward, California where she attended the University School of Nursing and obtained her Registered Nursing degree.  She lived and worked in Hayward for many years.

   Virginia returned to Charlevoix in 2016 and resided at Pine River Place for 2 years before moving to Boulder Park Terrace.   

   Virginia was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Mary’s Church in Charlevoix.  She was fond of music, especially the old-fashioned country and home kind.  She was friendly to those around her but liked her privacy.

   Surviving are her sisters Evelyn (Tom) Oleksy of Charlevoix, Roberta Palmer of Traverse City, brother Edward (Mary) Palmer of Beaver Island, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Perry, Russell, Grace, Robert, Irene, and Mary Anne.

   A funeral mass will be held Friday, May 3 at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Beaver Island with Fr. Jim Siler officiating.  Interment in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery will follow.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of service.  Memorial donations can be given to St. Mary's Church and School.

   Arrangements have been handled by the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.

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