Marcelle Palmer

August 10, 1944 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 77)


Marcelle Flandrois Palmer, 77, of Cañon City, Colorado and formerly of Fort Wayne, Indiana,  passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Valley View Health Care Center surrounded by her daughter and son-in-law.  Born August 10, 1944 in Casablanca, Morocco, she was the daughter of John and Ninette (Cohen) Flandrois.


Her family moved around when Marcelle was little and she also had lived in France and Canada before moving to the United States when she was 16. In 1960, they moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana and she attended Northside High School. On July 6, 1963, she married Neil B. Palmer. Marcelle worked for Wolf & Dessauer and retired from Bank of America as a Loan Officer.


Marcelle is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Christine(Palmer) Gutierrez and Dave Gutierrez; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; sister, Irene (John) Wenk; brother, Andre Flandrois; brother-in-law, Stan (Sharon) Palmer, sister-in-law, Karen Bowyer, sister-in-law, Janice (Mark) Waterfall, and sister-in-law, Delores Palmer.


Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Neil B. Palmer on January 12, 2019; sons, Dennis Palmer and Neil A. Palmer; and brother-in-law, Lynn Palmer.

In accordance with her wishes to honor her family's Jewish faith, Marcelle will have a private family graveside service at South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in memory to Frontal Temporal Dementia Organization. Donations may be mailed to DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. Visit to send Marcelle's family online condolences or sign the online guest book.

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