Edward (Dugie) Lee Palmer Jr. went home to the Lord on August 20, 2021. Dugie was born January 24, 1929 in San Francisco to Edward and Aileen Palmer.
After finishing his work on the approaches to the Golden Gate Bridge, Edward Sr. and Aileen moved back to Banning with their children Dugie and Alice.
Dugie attended school in Banning and graduated from Banning High School in 1947. Upon graduation, Dugie and several of the Nelson boys went to Oregon to haul hay for the summer. While in Oregon, Dugie enlisted in the Navy. He returned to California where he completed Boot Camp in San Diego. Upon completion of Boot Camp, Dugie was stationed aboard the Seaplane tender The U.S.S. Albemarle. Dugie served until May of 1950 when he received an Honorable Discharge, ten days prior to the outbreak of the Korea Conflict.
Dugie returned to Banning and went to work for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. He also met and married Barbara Silver. Together they had three children, Marshall, Randy and Lynn.
Dugie later went to work for the City of Banning Electric department, where he stayed until he was elected Constable for the City of Banning. He stayed with Civil Law Enforcement as it transformed from Constable to Marshal. As he worked and promoted through the ranks he also went back to college and obtains his Jurist Doctorate but never took the Bar exam. He retired in 1983 as a Lt. with the Riverside County Sheriffs Department. Dugie and Barbara divorced in 1972 and Dugie met and married Muriel Kennedy of Scotland. She had two daughters, Phyllis
Dugie was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and shooting. He also enjoyed loading his own ammunition and loading for friends and family.
Dugie was preceded in death by his father Edward Palmer Sr., mother Aileen, sister Alice and his second wife, Muriel.
He is survived by his son's Marshall (Sue) Palmer of Banning & Randy (Sheri) Palmer of Moyie Springs Idaho and daughter Lynn (Jamie) Medvedeff of Banning, his five grandchildren Tammy (Paul) Sibole, Shawn (Ben) Thursby-Palmer, Erik (Melissa) Palmer, Jason (Kathy) McMillan, Nicole (Robert) Harris and his 8 great grandchildren, Paul, Shae, Jacob, Hunter, Hailey, Emily, Bryson and Brayden. Also his stepchildren Phyllis and Karen and their families in Scotland.
Dugie was a good man and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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