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Donna Isabelle Wilson Duff Palmer

Obituary for Donna Isabelle Wilson Duff Palmer

August 29, 1923 - May 29, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 95

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Donna Isabelle Wilson Duff Palmer, 95, passed away on Wednesday May 29, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born August 29, 1923 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.
She was preceded in death by her husband the Rev Hubert C. Palmer, parents Boles James Duff and Mary Lotta Dillon Duff of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, her two sisters, Dorothy Jean Buckmaster and Mary Catherine Wheeler of Pipe Creek Texas.
Donna married the Rev. Hubert C. Palmer on June 3, 1947 at St Andrews Episcopal church, Seguin, Texas. Hubert and Donna are survived by their two daughters Timotha Eubanks Greer and her husband Don and Robin Palmer Jones and her husband Emory – both of San Antonio, Texas. She has 6 grandchildren. David Eubanks and his wife Esmerelda, Kelly Eubanks and his wife Jennifer, Shannon Eubanks and Kris, Cap Jones and his wife Elizabeth, Elizabeth Huffman and her husband John, and Caetyn Jones and her Fiancé-Joshua. She has six great-grandchildren. Andrew Eubanks, Amanda Eubanks, Caroline Huffman, Andrew Huffman, Anna Huffman, and Jackson Stout.
Donna attended Robert Morris College in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to study business. After moving to Seguin, Texas she also attended Texas Lutheran University for 2 years.
During WW 11, Donna served proudly in the U. S. Navy at Bethesda, Maryland. As she worked at the military hospital, she held the positions of Operating Room Technician, and Hospital Corpsman. Being in the military was one of the highlights of her life.
Donna has always had an adventurous spirit and decided at this time to begin flight school. When nearing completion, and preparing taking her in-flight exam for a pilot's license, her fiancé Hubert squelched the idea.
After marriage to Hubert, she became a dedicated clergy wife who assisted him in many ways during his new ministry. At that time, she was instrumental in assisting with the planting of 5 churches in the Diocese of West Texas. She also assumed the same role as they planted 2 churches in the Diocese of Texas. Donna took on the duties of Altar Guild, occasionally the organist, and provider of food during fellowship. During Hubert's ministry at the Church of Holy Spirit in Houston, she cooked monthly meals for the Teachers at Holy Spirit School, the vestry, office staff, and the Episcopal Church Woman's organization. She continued serving others after being called to community service by organizing the Volunteer Service at Memorial City Hospital around 1972. Donna became the Founding President. She also contributed her knowledge and expertise in setting up the Central Supply. In 1987 Donna and Hubert retired to the Texas Hill Country. She became active in the Hunt Garden Club, Kerrville Performing Arts Society, and the Sew and So's needle work group. In 2011 Hubert and Donna moved to San Antonio, Texas to be closer to their daughters. Looking back at her life, Donna was truly a dedicated servant of God and one of his best Prayer Warriors.

MEMORIAL SERVICE
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019
10:00 AM
ST. MARKS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Rev. Matthew Wise and Rev. Ann Fraiser will officiate. Interment will follow at the Bishop Jones Center Columbarium.

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