October 11, 1968 ~ March 17, 2019

Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

Kari Lee Palmer
10-11-68  — 03-17-2019

Kari Lee Palmer was led home by Christ on Sunday, March 17, 2019

Kari was born on October 11,1968 in Denver, Colorado and remained a Denver resident all her life.  Kari graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, and went on to attend Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.  Kari then went on to study  Graphics Art Design in Denver.

Kari had a heart for children and began her working career as a Teacher’s Assistant with Three Bears Learning Center,  where she enjoyed working with toddlers.  Kari then had an opportunity to use her arts degree working at Michaels, where she worked for several years, and where she gained a reputation for her precise framing skills.  Kari’s next step was to Wells Fargo, where she worked for 23 years.  Her last position with the bank was that of Operations Manager,  In this role, Kari enjoyed her team and the friendships she developed with her co-workers.  Kari had a soft and caring nature.  She was a good listener and was empathetic in her support for others.  Kari loved animals and treasured time with her beloved labradoodle, Jake.  Kari had a dry sense of humor and an infectious laugh that came easily when she was tickled by something.

Kari was a woman of faith and knew Jesus Christ as her personal savior.  Her relationship with God gave her undefinable grace as she faced difficulties in this life, and Kari never waivered in testimony about God’s abiding love.

Kari is preceded in death by her mother Maggie, father Ralph and her grandparents.  She is survived by her sister Kristi Palmer, Aunt Ila Jean Beale, cousin Natalie Esquivel and her treasured “niece” and “nephews”, Harper, Lucy and Oliver Esquivel, all of Denver, CO,  as well as a number of extended family members and a multitude of cherished friends.

A funeral service for Kari will be held at Horan & McConaty on Colorado Boulevard (1091 S. Colorado Boulevard, Denver CO 80246) on 3-22-19 at 1:00 and a reception will follow the service.  Kari will be laid to rest on 3-23-19 at Home of Peace Cemetery in Grover, CO. at 11:00

Memorial donations may be made in Kari’s honor at the Denver Dumb Friends League, https://www.ddfl.org/ or  2080 S. Quebec St. Denver, CO 80231


Funeral Service: March 22, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - South Denver
1091 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80246

Room: Horan & McConaty Chapel

Reception: March 22, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Horan & McConaty - South Denver
1091 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80246

Room: Horan & McConaty reception center

Graveside Service: March 23, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Home of Peace Cemetery

Grover, CO 80729

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Memories Timeline


  1. We’ll miss your big smile and the infectious laugh from your heart. Rest in peace and rest in God’s loving arms Kari.

  2. To Kristi and Family, my condolences on the loss of your dear sister. I always enjoyed my chats with Kari throughout our years working together. She always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eyes that always made you feel welcome. We will miss her and will think of her often. She has been a big part of our Wells Fargo family and we will all keep her, and you, in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. To this day, I carry the fondest memories of my time spent with Kari Palmer. She made me laugh so hard with her antics and her wit and yet in an instant her charm and compassion superseded all else. I will remember all the joy she brought whenever we were together, but most importantly, I will be eternally grateful for the time she sang so beautifully, intuitively sensing that was what would ease a friend’s troubled mind.

    My thoughts and support go out to Kristi and all of Kari’s family and friends.
    We will miss you Kari.

    Much Love,

  4. The Seattle Lockbox family would also like to extend our sincere condolences to Kari’s family and friends.

    May you rest in peace

  5. Thoughtful, sweet and funny. A lover of all animals. A wonderful daughter, sister, cousin, Aunt and friend. Kari you are a star in the heavens now and your light will shine bright forever. A good and faithful servant…well done. Love, Tom, Christie Black and family.

  6. What can I say, You are a great big Star that is now shining up above. Some people have work husbands or work wives, you were my work sister! We had disagreements, but we always made up by days end! You were always so sweet and asking about Michael, even visiting him the way you did. I am going to miss your great big smile and your goofy happy laugh. Christy, my prayers and love go out to you. God Bless you!!

  7. I remember all the good times I had at TJ with Kari. She was funny, smart, kind and had the prettiest face! My condolences to the family.

  8. Lord, thank you for Kari. In these moments of sadness we have hope thinking of her courage, her kindness and especially her faith.
    To all the Palmers and the extended family in Denver, Grover and elsewhere: I’m so sorry for your loss.

  9. What can I say??? We met 28 years ago and have been great friends, I even consider you family… your smile, your laugh, the way we always poked fun at each other. I am so going to miss all of it. I know you are at peace and no longer in pain, but still gone to soon… I still can hear you calling me butt head and us going to a movie and dinner. Be with Angel’s, and I know you are watching over all of us!

  10. You were taken from us way too soon. I am happy you are no longer in pain. I can imagine all the fun and enjoyment you will bring in heaven.
    I know we had not connected in a long time however I have many fond memories of you. I will never forget the time we went to Grand Lake and the snow came of the roof of the house and buried your brand new car. That was an interesting time for us. We still made the best of it.
    Rest in Peace

  11. Despite our brief encounters during the last year at Rose Medical Center, I was truly shocked when I received word of your passing, Kari! You were always so kind to me and supportive of me during some difficult times. May God grant you the peace and happiness you so deserved.

  12. It has taken me a bit to compose my thoughts. I suppose because I can hardly believe it’s real.
    Kari, you were my first companion, my friend and my family. We turned ottomans on their sides to be at the circus. We made furniture into stages, piles of leaves into mazes, helicopter pods out of “twirly bird leaves” and we turned money trees into money (so we thought). We walked the streets of South Denver to choir practice and looked for missing frogs in the gutters. We rode horses, we snuck cookies and we played pretend on the motorbike our grandpa was forever fixing for us; you taking your turn to barrel around the gravel circle as if you were running away on an adventure, and me, slowing to yield and stopping for imaginary stop lights. We spent birthdays, holidays and treasured time with our adoring grandparents.
    I’m sure we took each other for granted at times, but as we got older we started to laugh more and more. We sang, we giggled, we performed, we giggled, we drove around town and giggled, we made prank calls and giggled. As adults, I knew I could tell you anything, and did. You always gave me sound and supportive advice. You embraced my kids and showed them unconditional love as only an auntie could. They love you.
    Like most relationships, there were times as adults we spent more time than others but as I write this, I truly know it was time that lapsed in our respective grown up struggles and not our love for each other. I will miss you at each chapter for the rest of my journey. But, I will hear your laughter in my head, carry the memory of your sweet spirit with me, and look for signs of you along the way. Love.

  13. Kristi, I’m so sorry to see Kari passed away. I’m sure she was ready to go so she could see your parents. I’m sorry we cannot attend the funeral. I’ll be there in spirit.

  14. Some joy has been taken from the world with Kari gone. She was such a bubbly and fun person and she will be missed. I wish her family peace and comfort.

  15. Dear Kristi, I was so sorry to see this in today’s Denver Post! Loss is so hard, and to lose a sibling, your sister, is unimaginable! She sounds positively delightful, with a wonderful smile and laugh – just like you. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Take good care of yourself through this, and lean on those who bring you comfort and love. Cherish all the memories. May Kari Rest In Peace as she joins your wonderful parents.

  16. Kristi, I’m so sorry to hear about Kari,. Please accept my
    sympathy and my hope that you may somehow find peace,,
    My thoughts are with you,,, Aldon

  17. Kristi: We are so sorry for your loss – you have been through so much – I know it is hard but our God sees and hears your pain and is standing by your side – we love you very much – please let me know if we can do anything for you. Love You – Rhonda Collins, Jim Palluck and family

  18. Palmer family,
    As you walk through this time of loss, may you know that the Lord walks with you and He will comfort you.

  19. We are so sad and upset about Kari passing. She was such a fun lady and fun to be around. Goodness knows she lived her life well. Just so sorry for you all. What a tragedy for all. She is with her mom and dad, which is comforting.

  20. I know that all the animals in Heaven have a new best friend. Kari was such a joy to be around and lived her life her way. Although we will miss her smile and her laugh, be comforted in knowing Heaven has a new angel looking down upon us. Our God is a faithful God and I know He is caring for Kristi and Kari’s family with all His heart.

  21. Kari you will be missed by all your CO workers. Kristi if you need us for support you can call us. I am glad you have a good support system.

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