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Information for Richard Edwin Plummer
24 January 1916 - 3 July 1990
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
July 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Richard Plummer

     Richard Edwin Plummer, 74, of Nampa, beloved and devoted husband, father and grandfather, went to be with hiss Lord July 3, 1990.  Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 6, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Pastor Michael W. Ahlborn will officiate.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Mr. Plummer was born Jan. 24, 1916, at Florence, Kan.  He was reared and attended Hymer Elementary and graduated from Elmdale High School, Elmda1e, Kan.  After moving to Twin Falls, Ore, he married Ruby Lorraine Huff, Nov 22, 1937.  They moved to Bend, Ore, where he worked for the city of Bend.  They had two daughters, Joan and Janice.  He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific on the battleship USS Mississippi.  He was honorably discharged in 1945.  Following his discharge they made their home in Nampa where he worked for the Amalgamated Sugar Co. and Gate City Steel.  He also farmed for several years in the Melba and Eagle area.  He later worked for Northrup King Co. in Boise and Nampa as a fieldman in the Treasure Valley and Columbia Basin, privately.
    "Rich" was a loving influence in the lives of his family; he was a person who gave freely of himself and always helped others.  He was an example of positive influence and devotion to. family and traditional family values.  He was a happy man who worked hard. He had a contagious sense of humor and a sincere concern and love of people and the world around hint.
    Rich was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the AF & AM Lodge No. 29.
    Rich is survived by his loving family who will deeply miss him including his wife Ruby, of Nampa; two daughters, Joan Lydum Portland, Ore. and Janice Irene Reineke of Melba; three brothers, Stanley Plummer of Dallas, Ore., and Robert and Charles Plummer both of Bend; a sister, Helen Ballew of Gameril, Ark.; three grandchildren, Rodney Reineke of Issaguah, Wash., Janice Lorraine Davisson, Walla Walla, Wash:; and Joanie Lynn Lydum of Portland, Ore.; two great- granddaughters, Chandra and Kelsie Davisson; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Minnie Plummer and a grandson, Roger Reineke.

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