Robert A. Palmer, 88, of Hemet, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006 at home.

He was born Dec. 12, 1917 in Pasadena.

Mr. Palmer served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and the Korean War.

He was a teacher and administrator at Hemet High School from 1953 to 1983. Mr. Palmer lived in Idyllwild from 1976 to 1988. He co-owned Knotty Pine Cabins with his wife, Yvonne “Bonnie” Palmer, until his death.

Mr. Palmer was a dual member of the Hemet Masonic Lodge #615 and the San Jacinto Masonic Lodge #338. He belonged to the El Bekal Shrine, the Royal Order of Scotland, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, the California Research Lodge, the Order of the Eastern Star Tahquitz-Victoria Chapter, the Grand Lodge Committee for Public Schools, the California Retired Teachers Association and the High 12 clubs of Hemet and Idyllwild.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Church of Religious Science, 40450 Stetson Avenue, Hemet. The reverends Florence and Ernest Phillips and the Rev. Carrie Masters will conduct the service. Inurnment is private at Riverside National Cemetery.

Along with his wife of 29 years, Mr. Palmer is survived by a son, Ed Reed of Idyllwild; a daughter, Callie Main of Cayucos; and three grandchildren.