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November 7, 2013

David S. Palmquist, 75

Sequim, WA — David S Palmquist, 75, beloved husband of Carole Palmquist, of Sequim WA passed away peacefully on Oct. 21st surrounded by his family's love after a short illness. He was born on June 3,1938 in Rockport MA in the home of his parents, the late Edward and Ada Palmquist. Although he lived in other places, Rockport MA always held a special place in his heart. After graduating from Rockport High, he spent six years in the Air Force. He worked at Brown’s Yacht Yard in Gloucester MA for many years, where he earned the reputation as the “best outboard boat mechanic around.” He later worked at Ventron in Danvers. After marrying the love of his life, Carole, in 1970, they moved to Andover MA where they raised their blended family. After a work transfer led him to WA State, they began the next chapter in their lives. He loved crabbing and salt water fishing in his boat, doing woodworking projects and enjoying retirement. Dave will always be remembered for his desire to help others, his gentleman ways and his unselfish love for his family. In addition to his wife of 42 years, Carole, he leaves 8 children: Laura Laundry, David S Palmquist, Jr., Sherri Dunn, Denise McSheffrey, Wendy Spencer, Jeff Palmquist, Robby Spencer and Julie Lawrence, plus 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He also leaves 2 brothers; Roy and Norman Palmquist, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 3 sisters: Mary Fairweather, Edith Culbert and Ethel Palmquist; and one brother, Charles Palmquist.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 1:00pm at the American Legion 32 Beach St. Rockport MA with refreshments to follow. All friends and family are invited to attend and bring their favorite Dave stories. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the David S Palmquist Memorial Fund c/o Rockport National Bank, PO Box 90 Rockport MA 01966. A memorial bench will be placed in Rockport so that all can sit and enjoy the beautiful town that Dave loved.

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