Donetta Jo Palmer
December 15, 1950  -  February 20, 2018

Donetta Jo Palmer

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No services are scheduled at this time for Donetta Jo Palmer of Artesia, New Mexico.

Ms. Palmer, 67, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at her home.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Donetta was born on December 15, 1950 in Holdenville, Oklahoma; the daughter of Everett R. Dees and Maxine F. Bohannon Dees.

She came to the Artesia area in 1959 from Oklahoma.

She was a homemaker and retail clerk. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and had a great love for horses.

Survivors include her sons Cass Palmer of Ft. Myers, Florida and Matt Palmer of Artesia; a sister Margaret Ann Mitchell of Roswell, N.M. and a grandson Aidan C. Palmer.


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  1. A. Marie Pettiford Casey
    formerly of Lake Havasu, AZ

    There are few experiences more difficult than losing a loved one in death. I find comfort in knowing the restoration of life is guaranteed. Jesus not only spoke of the coming resurrection (John 5:21, 28, 29), he himself was resurrected by his Father and performed many miracles. All such miraculous events, including resurrections, took place on earth giving us a precious glimpse of what is to come.......seeing our loved ones again! (Acts 24:15)
    Further, death was not God’s purpose for mankind and his purpose has not changed. His word is clear, “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces”. (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4)
    Until such time that his promises are fulfilled, may Jehovah God continue to bless your family & all who knew her during this difficult time & in the days to come as you cherish the fond memories of Donetta Jo Palmer......

  2. Angelica Bratcher
    Roswell, NM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I met Donetta when she adopted two dogs (Shiloh and Winnie) that I rescued from the Roswell Animal Shelter. She seemed like she had such a big heart for animals and was such a nice lady. Please let me know if you need help with her animals in any way.
    575-910-4304. May God bless you all during this difficult time. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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