Edith Pearl Moody Plummer, 87, of Cottage Grove died Sept. 24, 2013 of age related causes.
She was born Dec. 3, 1925 in Bellingham, Wash. to Chester and Jeanette (Koder) Cagle.
On March 25, 1950 in Reno, Nev., she and Charles Eugene Plummer were married. They were married for 63 years.
Edith earned her high school equivalency certificate in Cottage Grove in 1968.
Her first job was as an elevator operator in Bellingham. She also worked at a carnival, at Stardust motel in Curtin and at Knickerbocker’s in Cottage Grove.
She loved to draw people, fashions, and some scenic pictures. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, bowling, boating, and motorcycle riding. Edith and her husband were instrumental in starting a teen program called “Teen Beat” in Cottage Grove in the 1960’s. They also took part in founding the Cottage Grove Boat Club.
She was the first woman to have open-heart surgery when Sacred Heart Cardiac Unit was opened in the Fall of 1971. She received a Star valve for a mitral valve replacement by Drs. Hodam and Keen.
Survivors include two sons, David Jack Plummer and Kenneth Plummer and wife, Dolli, all of Cottage Grove.
She was preceded in death by her husband, “Bud” Charles Eugene Plummer, in May of 2013, a son, Larry Plummer, and a sister, Donna DeLapp.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at Living Faith Assembly in Cottage Grove. Arrangements under the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove.
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