October 15, 1934 - June 1, 2019
Hi-way Dan’s shift has come to an end.
Daniel Ray Palmer, Sr. passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, June 1, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Born October 15, 1934 in Bannock County, Idaho, Danny spent his earliest years cultivating a mischievous sense of humor, that he never missed an opportunity to use on unsuspecting family and friends.
After successfully climbing to the top of Mt. Hood twice, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as a teenager. When he was discharged he started work as a lumberjack until an accident left him in a body cast in the hospital for a year. After rehab and physical/occupational therapy he began to build a career as a barber. He later opened up the Hi-way Barbershop, which he ran and operated single-handedly until his retirement. Many of those that found their way into one of his chairs, left not only as satisfied customers, but also as friends that would look forward to their next “Cut-and-Chat” with Dan.
Along with mother-in-law, Helen Evans, he was a member of the Oregon Mycological Society.
He is preceded in death by his mother Violet, father William, and stepmother Helen. His wife of 59 years, Patricia joined him 3 days after his passing. He is survived by daughters Ann (Gerald) Gould, Kathryn (Roger) Kestler and Donna (Ricardo) Delgado, and son Daniel (Beverly) Palmer, Jr., 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Woodland Park Baptist Church (11375 NE Halsey St., Portland, OR 97220) on July 27th, 2019 at 3pm for both Daniel and Patricia. Reception to follow. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
We’ll love him forever and miss him always. We’ll find comfort in the memories we’ve shared and the love and happiness he’s given us that will last a lifetime. Loving him was a privilege; being loved by him was a gift.