Heather Lynn Palmerton

Heather Lynn Palmerton, 45, died Oct. 9, 2010, at her home in Klamath Falls. She fought a long and hard battle with scleroderma and breast cancer.  She was born in Medford on June 28, 1965, to Cleo and Elaine Taylor.  She attended Medford Senior High and graduated from Rogue River High School in 1983.

In 1988, she married Curt Palmerton, of Eagle Point. She was a parent volunteer at Little Butte School where she was in charge of the Harvest Festival. She also participated in several local bazaars. After Curt joined the Air National Guard in 1995 and was hired as a full-time airman at Kingsley field in 1997, they moved to Klamath Falls with their two beautiful little girls.

Heather loved to cook, paint, do crafts and anything that had to do with flowers. She was very involved with breastcancer.org and made many friends through her life long journey. She loved her family and friends and followed her girls from soccer games to track meets for years. Heather always put others before herself.

Heather never let her illnesses get her down and was always on the go with her next mission. She went back to floral design school in 2006 and after graduating, started her floral design business as well as working as a florist for Safeway Stores.

She is survived by her husband, Curt, daughters Ashley Kaber and McKenzie Palmerton, a granddaughter, her father, sisters, Lisa Weicher and Annette Palmerton; brothers, Matthew, Mark and Nick. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her mother.

The service for Heather was held Oct. 15 at Perl Funeral Home. A celebration of life was held on Oct. 16 at Trapper’s, at Kingsley Field. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for the charity of their choice.

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