Dawn R. Palmore was born on August 4, 1942 in Portland, Oregon to parents, James Welch Sr. and Phyllis O. (Fluckey) Welch. She died on February 13, 2021 at her home in Irrigon, Oregon at the age of 78 years. Dawn was raised and attended schools in Portland, Oregon. She graduated in the class of 1960 at Washington High School in Portland, Oregon. Dawn worked as a cashier at Fred Meyer for several years before she and Glenn moved to Moses Lake, Washington where she worked at Pay Less. They later moved to Irrigon, Oregon in 1998 where they have lived since. Dawn enjoyed fishing, crafts, bowling, garage sales, auctions, animals and gardening.
She is survived by her husband: Glenn Palmore, Irrigon, OR; children: Jamie-Jo (Bill) Smart, Longview, WA, Marc (Angela) Palmore, Omak, WA, Dawn R. Palmore Jr., Spokane, WA and Sean (Amy) Palmore, Othello, WA; sisters: Sharon Jo Conover, Eugene, OR, Jan Welch, Bend, OR and Melodie Welch, Vancouver, WA; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dawn was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers: James Joseph Welch Jr. and Michael G. Welch.
A graveside service following state guidelines will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Desert Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Irrigon, Oregon.
Those who wish may make contributions in Dawn’s memory to Pioneer Memorial Hospice c/o Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.
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