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Former 2nd District Judge J. Duffy Palmer, 75, died April 29, 1996, in Mount Pleasant.

He had practiced law in Clearfield at his own law firm and had also served as Davis County attorney prior to being a district judge. He had also been on the Utah Board of Pardons.Palmer joined the U.S. Marines in 1942 and received a Purple Heart as a sergeant for his valor after being seriously wounded in Iwo Jima.

Active in the LDS Church, he had served as a bishop in Clearfield and Syracuse and as a stake president in Syracuse. He served an LDS mission in the London Temple and as a mission president in Nigeria, West Africa. He and his wife, Jocelyn, were the first missionaries in Liberia, West Africa. He had also been a sealer in four temples, including Ogden and Manti.

Palmer had also been president of the Bank of Northern Utah in Clearfield and had been a member of the Davis County Youth Task Force. He had coached Little League football extensively, trained quarter horses and enjoyed boating and deer hunting.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at the Syracuse LDS Stake Center, 1700 S. 2000 West. Friends may call Friday, 6-8 p.m., at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main, and Saturday, 9:30-10:45 a.m., at the church. Interment will be in Syracuse City Cemetery.