LIVERMORE — Gervin “Bucky” Palmer, 96, a resident of Livermore, passed away Sunday, June 11 at his home. He was the last of 11 children in his family.

Bucky was born on September 27, 1920, in Starks, the son of Ernest and Alura Palmer. He graduated from Dixfield High School. Bucky served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Marjorie Hobart in 1941 and she died in 1997. In September 1998, he married Donna Hannon in Livermore Falls. He worked and retired from the paper mill in Rumford.

Bucky was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed photography and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed traveling to Pemaquid Beach with his wife, Donna, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Palmer of Livermore; one son, Jeffery Palmer and his companion, Dianne Hirsh, of Dixfield; one daughter, Gaynelle Becker and husband, Raymond, of New Gloucester; three stepsons, Randy Shaffer and his wife, Jane, of Portland, Rick Shaffer and his wife, Cathy, of Bowdoinham, and Rusty Shaffer; one stepdaughter, Terry Hannon Sherett and her husband, Steve, of Monmouth; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and eight great-stepgrandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Marjorie Palmer; one daughter, Nedra; and two sons, Weston and Jimmy Palmer.

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