Malad, Idaho – Sarah L. Palmer, 83, of Malad died Wednesday, Nov 3, 1993 at home as a result of complications due to a prior stroke.
She was born April 4, 1910 at Malad, a daughter of Ella Elizabeth Lilly Thomas and David Morgan Thomas. She attended school in Malad.
She married Jenkin L. Palmer, Sept. 9, 1936 and attended the University of Idaho for two semesters, while her husband finished his college degree. She later attended the Youngbloods Beauty School in Moscow, and became a licensed cosmetologist. She maintained the license into later years.
She lived in Melba, Idaho for two years, while her husband taught school there, and they later returned to Malad, where they farmed west of the city.
Her husband was elected to the Idaho State Legislature during the l950’s and she became active in the Legislates organization, serving as chairwomen for the years 1963-1965.
She was a charter member of the Oneida County Library Board, served as “Head” of the bloodmobile unit for six years, chairwoman of Oneida County Farm Bureau Ladies for four years, and collected for many charitable organization over the years.
She was a lifelong member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, and was active in many church related activities.
Surviving are her husband of Malad, two sons and their wives, Tom and Edna Palmer of Malad, and Stan and Janice Palmer of Idaho Falls; foster son and wife, Sherman and Nancene Facer of Layton, Utah; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Dave Thomas, Tremonton, Utah; two sisters Ada Lusk and Eliza Ward, of Malad.
She was preceded in death by one son as the result of a farming accident.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 12 noon in the Malad Presbyterian Church 7 South Main St., with nephew, Palmer Hyde officiating. Friends may call at the Benson-Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N. Malad. Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday at the Funeral Home from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. [rior to services. Burial will be in the Malad City Cemetery.
The family suggest donations to the Oneida County Hospital Foundation , 150 N. 200 W. Malad City, Idaho 83252.