James (Jim) Healy Palmer passed away peacefully on March 1, 2022, his 78th birthday, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on March 1, 1944 to James Ellis Palmer and Minnie Louisa Healy, in Bluffdale, Utah. He married and was sealed to his high school sweetheart, Vickie Lee Bullock, on July 18, 1963 in the Manti Utah Temple. They happily raised nine children together. Vickie passed away on January 5, 2016. Jim married Virginia (Ginny) Scholes on April 14, 2018 and their home is in Vineyard, UT.
Service to his family, church, and community was a priority to Jim, and he always served with much love. Jim was a talented mechanic, working for the Army, Geneva Steel, Woodard Curran, and in a shop he built behind his house where he fixed countless cars for family, friends and neighbors. On family vacations he would often be found on the side of the road helping strangers whose cars had broken down. In recent years he has also been known to take neighbors and friends on drives who couldn’t drive themselves. His children, grandchildren (33), great-grandchildren (15), and many others were often blessed by his devoted attention, wisdom, and many unforgettable adventures. He adored his grandchildren and made each of them feel like his favorite. Jim loved spending time in the mountains while hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, and especially spotting animals throughout the year. He knew Mount Timpanogos like the back of his hand.
He will be missed by his surviving family; wife Ginny; his children, Todd (Paula), Heidi Jenkins, Ben (Tonya), Beth Young (Brett), Sam (Deana), Andy (Natalee), Dave (Andrea), and Deanne (Geovanny); grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his brother Ellis (Patty); and many other extended family and friends. He was joyfully welcomed by those who preceded him in death, including his parents; his sisters, Joy Cornish and Carol McClain; his wife, Vickie; his son, Michael; and his son-in-law Pat Jenkins.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Viewing services will be held Friday, March 4, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 5, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. The funeral and viewings will be located at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel at 450 South 100 West in Orem, UT. The burial will be at the Orem Cemetery on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
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