Judith Ann "Judy" Palmer

  • Born: April 4, 1964
  • Died: November 28, 2021
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Judith Ann (Colwell) Palmer passed away peacefully at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence Sunday evening November 28, 2021. Judi was born the youngest of three children to William and Danine (Francisco) Colwell on April 4, 1964.

Judi had many lifelong neighborhood friends as a child, one in particular, she found a new connection with as an adult. Judi married the love of her life Jeffrey J. Palmer on January 19, 1991. Jeff and Judi had two children, Jennifer Marie Palmer and Jaquelin Diane Palmer. Jaquelin passed away tragically months after birth due to complications of premature birth.

Judith with her big heart and kind soul had so much love to give, so much so that she considered many to be her family. Leneah (King) Moorse and her daughters, Hayley Moorse and Payton Budreau whom she considered her bonus daughter and granddaughters. Dear friends Cindi White Brown, Lila Spears, and Teresa Alday whom she considered sisters.

Judith was an avid artist, creating many unique pieces for the people she loved. She found art to be something she could share with her family, often crafting with her daughters, friends, and granddaughters.

Judith was preceded in death by her adoring father William, her beloved dog Audry, her youngest daughter Jaquelin, and loving brother Thomas. She is survived by her husband Jeff, daughter Jennifer, granddaughter Zoey, mother Danine, sister Ruth, and nieces and nephews: Rob, Ron, Rebecca, Nicole, Natalie, Lilly, Noella, Erin, and countless great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Wednesday December 8, 2021, at 1pm, for all who wish to attend and celebrate the life of Judith.

Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed in the Memory Book at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Judy was a very person a alot of fun, my condolences to Jeff,Jenna and the family my thoughts and prayers are with you and always.God Bless

Posted by Kim Palmer - Fort Walton Beach, FL - Family Friend   December 25, 2021

Jeff & Jenna and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything night or day just call, I will get you my number Jeff. It's hard to believe she is gone, but I do remember the pain she was in back in the day,she is at rest now and no more pain. Judy will be missed. Much ❤ love.

Posted by Val Putman - Battle creek, MI - Friend   December 02, 2021

Judy was a wonderful mother and wife. Fiercely protective of those she loved. She had a wonderful sense of humor and razor sharp wit. Family was her life. My deepest sympathy to Jeff and Jennifer. I know she is holding her beautiful Jaquelin and smiling at everyone.

Posted by Monica Morris-Moats - Acquaintance   December 02, 2021

Ruth Ann,

I am so sorry to see about your sister and will keep your family in prayer.

Posted by Linda Reitz Evans - Battle Creek, MI   December 01, 2021