Clarence Verle Palmer, 92, passed from this life on November 10, 2021 after a short illness. He was born on August 19, 1929 to John and Martha Eleanor Ross Palmer in Cannonville, Utah. Verle was the 5th of what would be 8 siblings. He attended Bryce Valley Schools graduating in 1946. He then served 2 years from 1947-1949 in the US Air Force.
In 1950, he married the love of his life, Rose Elizabeth Smith. This marriage was later sealed in the St. George Temple on December 13, 1969. From this union came 4 children; twins Jean and Joan in 1951, Kenyon in 1953, and Kim in 1956. Over time, additions to the family included grandsons Dale Pinger and Travis Palmer, granddaughters Brandi Palmer and LaVonne Pinger, and great-grandson Brett Palmer.
Verle worked many jobs during this lifetime; gas station manager, retail deliveryman, National Park Service, and water treatment tech for the Bureau of Reclamation, from which he retired. His interests included hunting, fishing, arrowhead hunting, and basically anything outdoors. He loved a good Western novel or magazine but his passion was always his family.
Verle was preceded in death by his wife Rose; parents John and Eleanor Palmer; daughters Jean and Joan Palmer; son Kim Palmer; granddaughter Brandi Palmer Thompson; 3 sisters Margie, Barbara and Faye; and 4 brothers Eldon, Wendell, Rex, and Reldon. He is survived by son Kenyon Palmer; grandsons Travis Palmer and Dale Pinger; granddaughter LaVonne Pinger; and great-grandson Brett Palmer.
Services will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the Page LDS Church at 313 South Lake Powell BLVD, with a viewing at 9:00 AM. Burial will be Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Henrieville Cemetery. Services were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary of Kanab, Utah.
I’m going to miss giving you a hard time every time I seen you, staring at you till you wanted to ring my neck (because I knew it bugged you no loved getting that smile) sharing my saved up jokes I saved just for you, you and Rose were not just family friends you are family. You are my second mom and dad. My heart hurts but I know you are with your Jean, Joan, Kim and our sweet Rose you are having such a reunion it’s hard to be sad for our loss here. Knowing you are there with your children who left you way tooo soon and Rose how can I be sad. I love you Veral. Say hi to mom, dad, and my sweet Bob for me. I loved you then, I’ve you now, I always have, I always will. Your unofficial but always in heart adopted daughter