Kenneth B. Palmer, age 70, passed away peacefully on October 11, 1997 after a very courageous struggle with cancer.
Born in Canton, Mass. October 2, 1927 to Kenneth B. Palmer and Eleanor T. McCullough. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Married Amanda Myree Eyler on June 19, 1954, later divorced. Married Sophia E. Simons on July 26, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Graduate of the University of Florida and East Tennessee State University.Was in the professional world of accounting for 42 years. Retired from the Unisys Corporation (formally Sperry) in 1991 after 38 years of service. He joined Sperry in 1950 in Bristol, Tennessee, and in 1973 became the Plant Controller there. In 1976, he was appointed Division Controller for the C&T Division of Sperry UNIVAC in Salt Lake City, and in 1978 was appointed Controller, Headquarters Staff, in Blue Bell, Pa. Ken traveled widely for the corporation throughout his career and settled down in Salt Lake City in 1984 working as a group manager for the Defense Division of Unisys specializing in governmental reporting requirements.
After retirement, Ken and Sophia in their motor home traveled extensively throughout Canada, and visited 39 states, including a three-month trip to Alaska. We treasure the many fond memories and good friendships acquired in our travels.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Salt Lake City, Utah; a sister-in-law, Helen Palmer; niece, Mary Anne Barnett and a nephew, Paul D. Palmer, all of Lakeland, Florida. Preceded in death by a brother, Bernard G. Palmer.
A funeral mass will be celebrated 9 a.m. Thursday, October 16, 1997 in the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 East Creek Road (7400 South), Sandy, Utah. Family and friends may call at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. with the vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
We wish to thank the University of Utah Radiation & Oncology Department, particularly Dr. John Hayes and his staff; Dr. Wolfram E. Samlowski and his staff; as well as our Hospice nurse, Karen Walton, for their fine services.
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