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Charles Eugene Plummer 1925-2013

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Charles “Bud” Eugene Plummer, 87, of Cottage Grove died May 1, 2013 from age related causes.

He was born Sept. 21, 1925 in Monroe, Ore. to Charles W. and Louise (Kulpers) Plummer.

He graduated from Cottage Grove High School and received his Certification as a Diesel Mechanic at the Ford Motor Company. Charles served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

On March 25, 1950 in Reno, Nev., he and Edith Pearl Cagle/Moody were married.

From 1946-1960, he worked for his uncle at Timberland Timber Company. He set chokers, ran cat and yarder and spent his weekends repairing equipment. Charles was a log truck driver for Weyerhaeuser for 26 years.

Charles enjoyed fishing the high lakes, especially Marilyn Lake, for native trout. He helped build some of the roads leading into the high lakes. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed motorcycle riding all over the U.S. He and his wife were RVing snowbirds in Arizona for almost 20 years. He was one of the founders of TeenBeat in the 60’s and was a founder and member of the Cottage Grove Boat Club.

Survivors include his wife, Edith, two sons, David Plummer and Kenneth Plummer and wife, Dolli, all of Cottage Grove, a sister, Esther Gatewood of Moses Lake, Wash., 10 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Plummer.

Inurnment will be held Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at Sears Cemetery with a Celebration of Life held that same day from 12-3 p.m. at the Village Green Resort in Cottage Grove.

Arrangements under the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove. 

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