Obituaries » Kimberly Beth Palmer
February 15, 1959 - December 31, 2021
Kimberly Beth Palmer, 62, of Sweet Home, passed away December 31, 2021 peacefully at her home. She was born in Charleston, West Virginia on February 15, 1959 to Eugene and Patricia (Strobel) Woods.
Kim was a “Navy brat” and lived in many different locations growing up including Texas, the Philippines, Washington State, Maryland, and Florida. She graduated from high school in 1977 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She came to Sweet Home in 1982 to care for her Uncle Vern, making a life for herself in Sweet Home. She later cared for both her parents.
She worked as a Certified Medical Assistant at Doctor Hartmann’s office in Sweet Home until he retired in 1997. She then went to work at Heresco Chiropractic in Corvallis, eventually becoming the insurance department manager.
Kim was a member, council member, and past president at Fir Lawn Lutheran Church. She also was a previous board member and volunteer with the Chamber of Commerce, Past State President of Oregon Business and Professional Women association, and was the 2009 Recipient of the BPW Woman of the Year award.
She enjoyed traveling (especially to Hawaii and Florida), spending time with friends and family, church functions, crafting, and anything she could do to help her community or anyone in need.
Kim is survived by her son Chas Palmer of Sweet Home; sister Kathleen Crain and Husband Robert of Royal Oaks, CA; niece Dr. Megan Davis of Santa Rosa, CA; many cousins; and loving friends that she considered family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Patricia “Patti” Woods in 2010 and Eugene “Woody” Woods in 2018.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, January 15, at Fir Lawn Lutheran Church in Sweet Home.
Contributions can be made to the Fir Lawn Lutheran Church at 109 W. Holley Road; Sweet Home, OR 97386.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. www.sweethomefuneral.com