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Nancy A. Palmer Nancy A. Palmer

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Born in Oak Ridge, TN on Apr. 1, 1953
Departed on Jun. 8, 2010 and resided in Oak Ridge, TN.
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Nancy A. Palmer, born April 1, 1953, died June 8, 2010, at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. Born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Nancy lived most recently in Columbia, MD with her niece Maria. She returned to Oak Ridge when diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Nancy was active in the Playhouse and was cashier at the city pool for many years. She graduated from ORHS second in her class in 1971 where she was secretary of the student council that helped start off-campus lunch, and was selected as a National Merit Presidential Scholar. She was remembered by close friends for her love of music, loyalty, wisdom, and generosity.
Nancy graduated from Duke University magna cum laude in three years and from University of North Carolina School of Law in 1978. Nancy was employed first with the Securities and Exchange Commission in New York City until 1983 and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Knoxville to 1987. She moved to Baltimore in 1988 to join
BT Alex. Brown where she rose to Managing Director and General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs. After retiring in 1999 to travel for a year, she joined Legg Mason Wood Walker as a Vice President, retiring finally in 2001. She completed a Masters in Education, but life events intervened.
Throughout her accomplished professional career, Nancy invested heavily in the futures of her nieces and nephews by hosting wildly entertaining sleepovers, organizing trips to historic and educational places, and financing many family reunions. Following the death of her sister Teresa Zare in 2003, Nancy embarked on a new career of motherhood to Teresa's family. She pursued this with the same intensity of her early endeavors. The entire family is grateful to her for all she has done for us and especially the Zares.
She was preceded in death by her parents S. W. (Dan) and Hennie Palmer, and sister Teresa. Teresa's husband Reza, and children Maria, Ali and Esmat (fiancé Matt Corcoran) survive her. Her other sisters are Mary Campbell, and children Matt, Luke
and Joe, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Lynn Dix, her husband Jim and children Bridget of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Megan of Florida. Her brothers are Mark Palmer of Knoxville, with his girlfriend Debbie Stokes of Oak Ridge; Steve Palmer and wife Cyndee of Hixson, Tennessee; James Palmer, his wife Gwen and children Sara, Rae (Robin) Kaai, Tai (Randy) Nunies, and Eri (Leroy) Fallau of Honolulu, Hawaii; and Danny Palmer and his wife Amy of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and their children Beth (Jason) Haraldsen of Knoxville, and Becki (Shawn) Bugbee of Mapleton, Maine.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements. An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


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