Margeurite Ramseyer Butler Palmer

Margeurite Palmer, formerly of Vashon Island, died on Feb. 28, 2002, in Moraga, Calif., where she had been living for the past two years. She was 93 years old.

A native of Salem, Ore., Mrs. Palmer spent most of her life in Seattle, where she and her husband Carl raised their two sons.

Mrs. Palmer attended Oregon State University and was active throughout her life with P.E.O.

In addition to her son William, his wife Suzanne and her daughter-in-law Ann Ramseyer Kapelke, survivors include five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Son Joseph B. Ramseyer died in 1986.

Her husbands Carl Ramseyer and Philbrick Butler, both of Seattle, and Harold Palmer of Arlington, Wash., all died earlier.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Vashon Island Cemetery.

In honor of her great love of the garden and the island, donations may be made in her name to the Vashon Land Bank, c/o Island Funeral Services, P.O. Box 492, Vashon, Wash. 98070.


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