Winifred Sarah “Winnie” <I>Walzer</I> Palmer

Winifred Sarah “Winnie” Walzer Palmer

Birth
Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Nov 1999 (aged 65)
Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered along with those of her husband at Latrobe Country Club in Pennsylvania
Memorial ID 168907154 · View Source
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Wife of golfer Arnold Palmer

Winnie Palmer, the wife of golf great Arnold Palmer, died Saturday after a long illness at 65.

Mrs. Palmer spent the last few weeks at the family's home in Latrobe, about 35 miles east of Pittsburgh. Her family said the cause of death was a malignant tumor in the abdomen lining.

Greg Norman, who once lived near the Palmers' winter home at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla., described Mrs. Palmer as a "phenomenal woman."

Norman said her quiet battle with cancer demonstrated that "she didn't want anyone to fuss over her, which is an indication of the type of woman she is."

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said "all of golf is the poorer for Winnie's passing. Our heart goes out to Arnold and his entire family."

Mrs. Palmer was a business student at Brown University when she met her future husband in the Pocono Mountains in 1954 during Fred Waring's annual golf tournament. Palmer had just won the Pennsylvania state amateur championship.

"I met him on Tuesday; he asked me to marry him on Saturday," she once said.

She avoided her husband's spotlight, concentrating on charity work for literacy programs and health care.

She was the director of Latrobe Country Club and the Bay Hill Club and Lodge, both Palmer-owned enterprises. She also was a consultant to Lexington Furniture, which created the Palmer Collection.

In addition to her husband, Winnie Palmer is survived by daughters Peggy and Amy and six grandchildren.

A private memorial service was scheduled for Monday at Unity Chapel near Latrobe, followed by a private reception. A memorial service was to be schedulein Orlando.

©1999 The Associated Press. All Rights Res


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  • Created by: Anna
  • Added: 24 Aug 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 168907154
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Winifred Sarah “Winnie” Walzer Palmer (22 Feb 1934–20 Nov 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 168907154, ; Maintained by Anna (contributor 47329432) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered along with those of her husband at Latrobe Country Club in Pennsylvania.