Patricia was born on August 31, 1961 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the daughter of Joyce and Merle Andersen. She attended grade school in Sioux Falls and then high school in Stockton, Kansas. Patricia was married to Ray Palmer from 1979 to 1999.
Patty worked as a dietary aide for many years. She was employed at Solomon Valley Manor in Stockton, KS, Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell, KS and Good Samaritan in Hays, KS. She moved to Sioux Falls in 2011 and worked at Wells Fargo and at Rosa Parks Elementary School.
Patricia passed away on June 8, 2018 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls at the age of 56.
Patricia’s family was her life and she loved being a mother. She was a devout Christian and enjoyed the BSF Bible study and fellowship.
Patty is survived by two children, Susan Palmer and Keith Palmer, both of Sioux Falls; two grandchildren, Kaylee and Preston Palmer; two siblings, Chris Andersen and Penny Paclik; and step-father, Gary Dix. She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Pamela.
Interment of cremated remains will take place at Woodston Cemetery in Kansas.