Maria Palmer


Maria Palmer, 61, nee Pontus, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.

Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Beckmann Funeral Home.

No services are planned.

Mrs. Palmer was born April 9, 1952, in New Brunswick, N.J., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pontus. She married Alan Palmer on Nov. 16, 1977, in London, England and he survives.

After graduation  from Westminster College, Mrs. Palmer was an art education teacher for the Peace Corps in Barbados. She traveled extensively and lived in many places around the world, moving to the Texas Hill Country 33 years ago.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Palmer is survived by two daughters, Jess Palmer and her husband, Nick Parker, of Charlottesville, Va., and Brittany Palmer of Fredericksburg, and one grandchild.

 She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law,      Zenia and Mike Landi of Sammamish, Wash.

Mrs. Palmer was preceded in death by her parents, as well as a sister, Katrina Williamson.

Memorials may be made to the Hill Country SPCA, Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

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