Peggy Palmer

Peggy Ann Palmer was born to Scott “Bogh” and Dolores Gravelle Bayles in Blanding, UT on July 27, 1946. She was the 4th of 9 children. She passed away December 16, 2020 at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, UT with her two sons by her side. 

As a young girl Mom loved to ride her horse Punk, go to the cabin on the mountain, herd cattle and hunt with her family. She graduated from San Juan High School and then went on to further her education at the College of Southern Utah (SUU) in Cedar City, UT. She later returned to Blanding and married Kenneth Vee Palmer in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 29, 1966. They were sealed in 2014 on their 48th anniversary in the St George Temple. Mom and dad lived in several different places including Gallup, NM, Monticello and Bluff before returning to Blanding, Utah to settle and begin their family. 

She started her career with the State of Utah working at Job Service (Workforce Services) in Blanding, Utah then later transferred to Kanab, Utah in 1985 where she finished her career after 30 years. 

Mom loved life and had an infectious laugh and could outwit the best. She enjoyed all things Scouting with her sons and could even beat the boys when it came to a Pine Wood Derby. She was very proud of her Chippewa heritage and had a love for all Native Americans. Peggy enjoyed making jewelry and was often seen wearing her newest creation. 

Peggy is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Vee Palmer of 50 years, her parents Scott and Delores Bayles, and siblings Joslin Johnson, Dwayne Bayles, Scott Bayles, and Dwight Bayles. 
She is survived by her sons Kevin (Melinda) Palmer, Brian (Melanie) Palmer, Siblings Dorothy (Dale) Black, Jolly (Deb) Bayles, Mona Kay Bayles, and Georgia (Ed) Black, 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson and many nieces and nephews that she loved. 

A viewing will be held on Sunday, December 20th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Mosdell Mortuary, 676 S. Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah. 
An additional viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 22nd from 9:30 to 10:45 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 88 West 800 North, Blanding, Utah. A funeral service for family will be at 11:00 am on the same day. The public may view the funeral service via live stream at the following link:
Interment will take place in the Blanding City Cemetery. 

Funeral Directors: Utah Valley Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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  1. Ed Browning December 22, 2020 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    A couple of my most spiritual experiences as a bishop were with Sister Peggy and Brother Vee. What a tremendous reunion has taken place between the two.

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