Maude Helen Palmer, 94, died peacefully Tuesday morning, Dec. 4, 2007 at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home, Stamford.
Known by friends and family as Helen, she was born in Halcott Center on December 29, 1912. She was a direct descendant of the original settlers of the Batavia Kill and Middletown, the daughter of William J. Palmatier of Margaretville and Beatrice E. Whipple Palmatier of Halcott Center.
She was married and widowed three times, first by Eder S. Davis of Vega, then Floyd Banks of Turnwood and finally by John Palmer of South Otselic. She was a longtime resident of Vega, Halcottsville, Roxbury and Cincinnatus.
In addition to being a homemaker, she worked at the John Hewitt and Peter Gray boarding houses in Denver for several years.
Helen will be remembered for her sense of adventure and humor, ready smile and deep blue eyes.
Surviving are two sons, Eder S. Davis and Harold S. Davis; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and eight great-great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her only sister, Laura Palmatier Pardee and two children, Henry Davis and Idella Davis Gray; one granddaughter, Rosalie Gray Brown and one great-grandson, Ronald Davis Jr.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Dec. 8 at the Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville.
Burial will take place in the spring in Woodland Cemetery, Delhi.
Arrangements were by the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.