Mary Ellen Hansen Palmer
Mary Palmer, 90, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010, at Amber Lane Residence in Boise surrounded by loved ones. Mary was born to Nels Hansen and Maggie Ann Pritchett Hansen on October 26, 1919, in Hill Spring, Alberta, Canada, the fourth of eight children. The family moved back to the United States when she was 11 years old and settled in Idaho. Mary was probably best known in Boise as the owner and operator of Mary's Beauty Salon for many years. Among her family, friends, neighbors, and fellow church members, she was often performing acts of kindness and service. She is survived by her three children, Sonja Kland (husband, George) of Fresno, California, Robert/Bob (wife, Carolyn) of Boise, and Diana Buresh (husband, Joe) of Boise; two of her sisters, Bertha Palmeri and Martha Veatch of Boise; and one of her brothers, Wilford Hansen of Logan, Utah. In addition, she is survived by a large posterity of grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Kim and all those at Amber Lane for their loving care. Thank you Align Hospice for helping us through the last few days. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Relyea Funeral Chapel. Burial will be the following Monday, February 1st, 10:00 a.m. at Morris Hill Cemetery.