Betty Palmer, age 63, of Ogilvie, MN died on Saturday, December 8th.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7:00 P.M. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Chapel. VISITATION will be on Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Betty Ann Palmer, of Ogilvie, Minnesota, died on Saturday, December 8, 2007 surrounded by loved ones, after battling cancer for 15 months. She was 63 years old.
Betty was born in Saginaw, Michigan to Dale and Luthera (Patterson) Huston on July 14, 1944. After growing up in Anoka, Minnesota area, she married Gary Palmer on August 22, 1970 in Watertown, South Dakota. She started driving school bus in 1973 for Hunts Bus Company and then she went on to driving motor coaches. She also drove for Robinsons, Jefferson Lines, St. Cloud Charter and Greyhound. In 1975 Betty was the first woman to win the Demolition Derby State Championship at the Minnesota State Fair. In 1976 she and her family moved to Ogilvie, Minnesota where they have lived ever since. She took over Beachside Bar & Lounge in 1988 and operated it until October of 1996.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing at Ball Bluff, driving bus, and going to the casino.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Betty is survived by her husband Gary; children Luthera Smith of Ely, MN, Russell Palmer and friend Nikki of Ogilvie, Bill and wife Denise of Jacksonville, FL, Georgette “Gee Gee” Palmer of Mora, Ronald Provost of Mora, Bryan and wife Mary of Pine City, Allan and wife Michelle of Champlin, Jodi Palmer of Minnetonka, 30 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; two sisters Barbara Sonterre and Karen Wanous both of Coon Rapids; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.