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Geraldine "Gerry" Palmer

Geraldine "Gerry" Palmer, 87, of Royal Oak, Michigan, died on 12 April 2023.

The Funeral was A PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE on Friday, 14 April 2023.

Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh officiated. The family of Geraldine "Gerry" Palmer will be gathering through the evening of Saturday, April 15 at the residence of Linda and Jim Greenwood, 8259 Hendrie Blvd, Huntington Woods MI 48070.

Family and friends will be gathering informally on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Religious services will be held on Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m.

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Geraldine (Gerry) Palmer passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, in her home with her daughters by her side. Her long life was filled with family, friends, art, and beloved pets. She had a long love-filled marriage to Marvin Palmer, who passed away ten months ago. The two of them built an amazing life together.

In her home, she merged the two most important parts of her life: family and art. She was an artist at her core, with a rare ability to create what she could imagine and then share that vision with those around her. Colored pencils never left her hand, even through her last week of life. We are lucky to have her drawings and paintings in our own homes. Her devotion to the color blue is something all three daughters share, like a genetic inheritance.

We were so fortunate to be supported by a wonderful team of caregivers, Blossom, Marie, and Mima, who cared for our parents for many years. It’s impossible to thank them enough.

Beloved wife of 67 years of the late Stanley "Marvin" Palmer. Cherished mother of Linda (Jim) Greenwood, Cathy (Steven) Goldsmith, and Marci (Chris Kriss) Mayer. Proud grandmother of Sarah Greenwood (fiance Brian Ducoffe), Samuel (Ayla Lorraine) Goldsmith, Joel (Mattie Adam) Goldsmith, Benjamin (Alicia Morrier) Mayer, Daniel (Rachel) Mayer, Jason Greenwood, Emma Kriss, and Hannah Kriss. Adoring great-grandmother of Tallulah Mayer, Eavie Mayer, and Lily Valdes-Greenwood. Devoted daughter of the late Archie and the late Sophia Zeitlin. The family would also like to thank Becca, Sabrina, and Cindy from Open Arms Hospice for their care and support.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Geraldine "Gerry" Palmer may do so by making a contribution to:

Michigan Humane Society
30300 Telegraph Road Suite 220
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
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Temple Emanu-El
14450 W. 10 Mile
Oak Park, MI 48237
248 967-4020
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Forgotten Harvest
15000 Eight Mile Rd.
Oak Park, MI 48237
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