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J. Leo Palmer, prominent Preston businessman, died Monday, July 2, 1990 at his home. He was 76 years old.

He had been an automobile dealer and farm implement dealer in Preston for the past 45 years. He was the President of Palmer Motor Co. in Preston, Idaho and Palmer, Inc. in Logan. He had been the owner of Palmer Equipment Co. for many years, selling the business in 1978. He had been past president of the Preston Lion's Club, past director of the Pacific Northwest Hardware and Implement Dealer's Association. Member of various General Motors Dealer Councils. On the Advisory Board of Walker Bank and First Interstate Bank and a member of the Old Main Society at Utah State University.Joseph Leo Palmer was born April 27, 1914, in Preston, Idaho, the son of Thomas Condie and Alta Maughn Palmer. He married June Nelson on November 14, 1935, Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Survived by wife, two daughters, Mrs. Jay (Diane) Carlson, Salt Lake City, Mrs. John (Shirlene) Magleby, Rexburg, Idaho; two sons, Alan, Logan; Gordon, Preston, Idaho; six brothers and sisters, W. Dean Palmer and Margaret Hobbs, Preston, Idaho; Alta Durrant, Pocatello; Della Buttars, Logan; Beulah Perry, Idaho Falls; Quinten Palmer, Salt Lake City. Survived by 18 grandchildren. Preceded in death by two children, Gene and LaDene and one brother, Shirley Palmer.

Active member of the LDS Church, having served as a ward clerk, superintendent of the Stake Young Men's organization, bishop's counselor, assistant High Priest Group leader.

Funeral services will be Thursday, 12 noon, in the Prreston 5th-8th Ward Chapel, with Bishop Ronald Lewis conducting. Interment, Preston Cemetery. Viewing will be at Webb Funeral Home, Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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