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Martin Palmer
April 4, 2019
Palmer obit
Martin Palmer passed away on April 4, 2019 in Hermosillo Sonora, MX at the age of 90.
   Those who had the pleasure of calling him family or friend know that he did more living in those 90 years than most people could do in three lifetimes. He was in the Navy during WWII. He was a local Manteca rancher. He was an avid beekeeper for many years. He also had a lasting career at Sun Valley Pies and eventually retired from the Frito Lay company. Martin lived in Manteca until 1985, when he and his family moved to Angel’s Camp.
   He married the love of his life at a young age and spent the last 67 years devoted to her and their family. Martin is survived by his wife, Betty Palmer, and their four daughters, Melinda Matney, Judee Judd, Brenda Neves, and Dianna Powers. He also leaves behind 12 grand- children and 12 great-  grandchildren.
   Between his love for scuba and free diving, fishing, and driving around on motorcycles well into his 80s and 90th year, he left quite adventurous shoes for his family members to fill. The newest addition to his collection was a quad he purchased and fixed up a few months ago. He was incredibly skilled at so many things and exceptionally mechanically inclined. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix, and he was willing to fix anything for anyone who asked. Martin’s wit and sarcastic humor, coupled with his kind-hearted spirit, made him quick friends with just about anyone who crossed his path. His legacy is truly one to be proud of and he will continue to live on in all of the lives he touched.
Because of his love for the ocean and for his second home in MX, Martin was laid to rest in the Sea of Cortez on April 6, 2019, surrounded by loved ones and fellow fishermen.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, May 29, 2019