Published in The Capital on July 30, 2014
Sarah P. Palmer "Sally", 82 , a resident of Annapolis for 57
years, died July 27 at Ginger Cove Health Care Center following
a 12-month battle with cancer.
Born December 28, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA, Sally grew up in
Washington, DC and was a graduate of Western High School
class of 1949. She graduated from Nursing School with an RN
from St Luke's Medical College, Richmond, VA.
Sally worked at DC General and Children's Hospitals in the Washington, DC area until
she moved to Annapolis in 1960 where she continued to work with her husband, Dr.
Barber C. Palmer, Jr., early in his medical practice. Thereafter she was a home maker.
She was an active volunteer in the Anne Arundel Medical Center Auxiliary and member of
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church.
She was a member of the "18 Holers", and enjoyed playing golf at the U.S. Naval
Academy Golf Club. She also enjoyed boating and skiing with her husband, gardening,
the AAMC Auxiliary and her family.
Sally was preceded in death by her husband, Barber C. Palmer, Jr., M.D., whom she
married August, 1953 and who died in 1982 and brother, James L.G. Parsons, III.
She is survived her son: Stephen D. Palmer of Annapolis; two daughters, Lynn D. Palmer
of Washington, DC and Jennifer A. Palmer of Annapolis; five grandchildren, Clayton,
Scott, Julia, David and Brian. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 31, at John
M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, August 1, at St. Margaret's Episcopal
Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Rd., Annapolis.
Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Ginger Cove
Foundation, Endowment for Employee Scholarships in memory of Sarah Palmer, 4000
River Crescent Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Online condolences may be made to www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com