Everybody that truly knew Cara knew the size of her heart. It seemed to never be able to be filled, that was until she meet Coburn Palmer. Coburn had a way of making her feel loved in a way no person was ever able to make her feel loved before. You could see and tell just by the way she looked at him and talked about him that she loved him with her entire heart and the way he looked, talked and "put up" with her that it was a love meant to last. They were made for each other, and on July 12th, 2015 they were married, on the beach in Ventura, just as they had always wanted. No longer were they 2 separate people but they were one person.
They moved from place to place, city to city, but no matter where they were, they always had each other.
Cara's passion is probably what motivated her the most in life. Whether it was singing in church growing up and later performing at local clubs, or in her friends and family she cared so much about. That passion eventually found direction through Coburn and their cats. Cara loved animals. We always knew growing up she liked them, but now it had become her passion. She was known to bring home plenty of strays that would turn into family.
Shortly after they decided to move to Los Angelas, and after Cara had rescued another kitten, she had a near-death experience when she fell out of a second story window trying to help her cats. She shattered both of her feet and damaged both of her legs. The road to recovery looked long and hard. Luckily, her rock was with her. Coburn took care of her like no man had ever taken care of her before and did it without a complaint. It would be impossible for anybody to say he could have done more to help her, and guide her, and lead her in the way a husband is meant to lead and love his wife. Again, the two were one. It was during this time of healing that Cara decided to make her passion for animals into a career.
On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018, at just 33 years old, Cara Palmer left us to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. She left behind her loving husband, their 3 cats, countless friends, and plenty of family, but the memory of her will never be forgotten.
Cara had expressed to Coburn after her near-death experience that she when she died she didn't want too much money spent on her, but would love to have a memorial bench be made in her honor and be placed at one of her favorite beaches (Ventura, Monterey).
We have no idea how much this is going to cost, but we are asking, in lieu of flowers or cards, a donation in her honor. We are trying to raise a very modest amount of $1500 to try to make this happen, anything you can donate would be amazing and greatly appreciative. Anything over our goal will go towards funeral cost and towards Coburn.
Thank you so much.
Love, The Family.
- Ryan McClain
- Elise Hiebert
- Kristy Brooks
- Anthony Garcia
- Carla McClain
Organizer and beneficiary
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