Graveside funeral services for Iva M. “Ivy” Palmer will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at 12:30 p.m., at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Oak Harbor. Memorial services will follow at 1 p.m. at Burley Funeral Chapel with Pastor David Lura officiating.
Iva Mae “Ivy” Palmer was born May 9, 1914, in Brenham, Texas, to Henry and Joseola (Neville) Achilles. She died suddenly Feb. 8, 2003, at Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville. Ivy spent most of her early life in San Antonio, Texas. She was married to Omer J. Lupien in 1933 and moved with his Army career. They retired in San Antonio in 1954.
Ivy worked as a bookkeeper for many years, working primarily with securities. Omer’s health began to fail and she quit work to care for him until his death in 1966. In 1968, Ivy moved to Oak Harbor, where she worked at Harbor Air with her son, Wes Lupien. She was married to Glenn Palmer in 1977 in Oak Harbor.
Ivy was a very active member of the Oak Harbor community, where she served as a charter member of Help House board of directors, was a charter member of Oak Harbor Senior Center and manager of the gift shop. She was also a life member of the Oak Leaf Rebekah Lodge No. 254 of Oak Harbor. She was a member of the Washington and Corpus Christi, Texas, Alzheimer’s Society.
Ivy was preceded in death by her first husband; Omer J. Lupien; her second husband Glenn Palmer; by one son Wesley G. Lupien of Oak Harbor; two daughters, Pat Hudson and Sue McCommack, both of Corpus Christi, Texas. Her daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive. Glenn’s son and two daughters and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive her.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor, Washington. This obituary may be seen on-line at http://burley.plan4ever.com.