David Stanley Palmer passed away on April 20, 2021 at the age of 80. He went peacefully at home, after battling illness for many years. The love of his life, Sharon Humberson Palmer, preceded him in death in 2016.
Dave and Sharon were married in October 1, 1960. They were blessed with more than 55 years of marriage and three daughters: Susan Palmer Black (who preceded both in death in 2014), Darla Palmer Crider (Mark) from Twin Falls, ID and Kathi Palmer Rogers (Randy) of Casper, WY.
Born in 1940 in Dodge County Minnesota to Standish and Elma Palmer, Dave was the second of 4 children in his family. After graduating from Natrona County High School in 1958, he found Sharon and the rest is history, as they say. Considering himself a renaissance man, he had many hobbies and nearly as many jobs. He worked at a refinery, which he thought was a gas. He also worked at a tire shop… that just blew him away! He was definitely Tim the Tool Man before there was a Tim the Tool Man, as he was always working on some home improvement project that rarely went as planned. That love of tinkering led him to his job as a salesman for Makita Tools, but he was most proud of his TLC Locksmithing business which he thoroughly enjoyed up until his retirement.
His many hobbies included coaching little league baseball for many years (and he was still in contact with some of those “boys”), stock car racing, camping, and fishing. He and Sharon also spent many fun evenings playing cribbage or pinochle with their dear friends Boyd and Sue Thompson while all five girls played together. In later years, he developed a love of technology and spent a lot of time on his computer writing stories about his childhood and growing up years. He also loved the challenge of a game of chess on his computer. He had acquired a large circle of friends in both residents and staff at Grace Assisted Living Center in Twin Falls.
Survivors include his daughters, Darla Crider and Kathi Rogers, seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and his sister Lois Evenson of Casper.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sharon, his parents, both of his brothers, and his darling daughter, Susan.
Services will be held at Rosenau Funeral Home in Twin Falls, ID on May 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm.
The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the staff and residents of Grace Assisted Living Center and Idaho Home Health and Hospice for their tender and loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ike Kistler Safe House or a charity of your choice.