Carol Marie Palmer nee Knuutti

Carol Marie Palmer, 84, of Yuba City, CA, passed away at home on September 28, 2021. Born in Duluth, MN, to Arvo and Lillian Knuutti on June 11, 1937. Carol grew up in Ely, MN, on a family dairy farm, then moved to California.

She worked for 30 years as an analyst for the California Highway Patrol until her retirement in 1995. She was a member of Calvary Christian Center for many years and had a deep love for our Lord and Savior. She enjoyed helping with Sidewalk Kids Visitation Ministry while she was still physically able. Carol loved spending her peaceful time at her cabin in the northern Minnesota woods.

Carol is survived by her daughter, Rachelle Marie Torres (Tony) of Yuba City, CA; and sons, Russell Everett Richey (Jennie) of Camas, WA, and Ryan Edward Richey (Kim) of Vancouver, WA; 8 grandsons; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Allan (Carrie) Knuutti, and Arthur Knuutti, both of Ely, MN.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Rene Lynn Parker; and her parents, Arvo and Lillian Knuutti.

Burial Service will be held at Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Folsom, CA, on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 11:00am, and Memorial Service will be held at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, Yuba City, CA on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 11:00am.

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