Lisé Anne Palmer, 40 – loving mother of two children—passed away at her home in Klamath Falls, OR on November 29th 2019.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at O’Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel, 515 Pine Street, Klamath Falls, OR. Following the service, a reception will be held at Mia’s & Pia’s Pizzeria, 3545 Summers Lane, Klamath Falls.
Lisé was born in Eureka, CA on April 13th 1979 to Tom and Jane Palmer. Shortly, the family moved back to their original hometown of Tulelake, CA where Lisé attended Tulelake schools from kindergarten through graduation in 1997.
Lisé married Matt Skinner and they had two children: Mhaya 13, and Gavin 10. Her children were the light of her life.
Adventuresome at heart, Lisé enjoyed everything from motorcycles to skydiving. A recent hike up Hogsback Mt. left her feeling strong and empowered—she loved the outdoors. Lisé used her quick wit and good humor to entertain friends, family and coworkers. She loved to laugh and could light up a room with her smile and feisty banter. Her empathy for those in trouble came into good use in her volunteer work with Klamath Co. Search and Rescue.
Lisé worked the last two years at Klamath Basin Behavioral Health (KBBH) in school based services and more recently concentrated on In Home Safety and Reunification Services (ISRS) for children, which focused on keeping kids in their homes with their families. She had found her true calling.
Kind and compassionate, Lisé had been working tirelessly and passionately with a local suicide prevention and awareness coalition on campaign development for a special project “You Matter to Klamath”. The success of this mission was exceptionally important to Lisé.
Survivors include her children Mhaya and Gavin; mother Jane Palmer; brother & sister-in-law Nick and Pam Palmer; former husband Matt Skinner; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Tom Palmer; grandparents Bill and Evelyn Gasser and Marion and Dorothy Palmer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to KBBH, memo line: You Matter to Klamath, 2230 N Eldorado Ave, Klamath Falls, OR 97601.
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