Obituary: Lydia Palmer

Lydia E. Palmer, 57, of Sweet Home died Aug. 13, 2009 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis.

She was born Sept. 17, 1951 in Salem to John and Frances (Land) Sliman.

As a child she lived in the Alsea coastal area. As a young adult she moved with her family to Kent. During that time she met her husband, Stanley Palmer, and they were married July 15, 1972 in Saint John, Wash. They then moved to Soldotna, Alaska when Mrs. Palmer was in her early 20s.

In 1986 the Palmers moved to the Sweet Home area with their four children where they both resided for the remainder of their lives.

She was a member of the Victory Faith Fellowship.

Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, canning, and crocheting.

She is survived by her children, Stanton and Ethan Palmer, Autumn and Tony Lewis; and Jardena and Ian Scofield; 12 grandchildren; siblings Joe, Saul, Luke, Rebecca, Sheilah, Laura and Sarah, Paul and Randy; and her mother, Frances Pauline Sliman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Palmer; her brother, Hassein Sliman; and father, John Sliman.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 25th at Victory Faith Fellowship. Burial will follow at Lewis Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.