Susan passed away on October 31, 2022, after a two-year courageous battle with dementia. Susan was born on December 11th, 1937. She was the daughter of Muriel and Floyd Losee and the sister of Sherman Grant Losee. Susan spent her childhood years living on a farm in Granger Utah.
Susan married Gary D. Palmer, her childhood sweetheart (and the one who used to throw rocks at her when they were kids) on September 24, 1953. Together they raised six children: Robyn (Matt), Lori (Steven), Toni (Steven), David, Brett, and Suzanne.
They loved to travel, waterski (Susan had the ability to waterski without getting wet), play golf and tennis, and spend winters at their home in Palm Desert, California. In the summer, a weekly Monday night family dinner and pool party at their Holladay home was the favorite tradition.
Susan was a feisty little matriarch who enjoyed watching Rafa Nadal tennis matches and listening to John Denver music. But most of all she loved her family deeply. One of her favorite family traditions was hosting an annual Christmas Eve dinner party and program followed by a family breakfast (Finnan Haddie anyone?) on Christmas morning.
She especially loved the grandbabies as they came along and then the great grandbabies. She took immense joy in holding and caring for each one. Every time we told her that we loved her, she would say, “I love you more!” and that was one of her final words to us. Gary, Lori, David, and Brett were there to greet her with immense joy when she returned home, but our Nana will be missed by all her family.
Funeral services will be on Monday November 7th at 2:30 pm at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Funeral Home 1950 East Dimple Dell Road in Sandy Utah. Susan will be laid to rest next to her husband Gary and her three children- David, Lori, and Brett.
I love you more! ❤️
Great lady who impacted my life a lot. Was blessed to know her and Gary. Thanks for being my Moms bestie.
We are sorry for loss of your beloved Susan
the Kobasijevich family
I don't know that words could come close to adequately reflecting my love, respect, and admiration I have for Nana since meeting her 23 years ago. I learned so much from she and Gary, and I will always remember her and her example. Until we meet again.
A strong, brave woman, with character and personality. She fought until the last moment. I worked for her for more than a year and I can't find enough words to thank you for the opportunity to meet such an extraordinary woman.
We will miss our dear neighbor. She was kind, loving and generous and her spirit will be with us forever. She was blessed to have such an amazing family. Sincerest condolences.