Harvey Albert Plummer 92, of Twin Falls, ID, was born in Fairhaven on June 25, 1925, and passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Jan. 26, 2018. He attended school in Fairhaven, graduating from Walker High School in 1943. Soon after graduation he enlisted in the Marines and was a veteran of World War II. He remained a proud Marine throughout his life.
When he was discharged from the service, he traveled with friends to the Nebraska Panhandle to help with the wheat harvest. While there he met the love of his life, Mary Ann Orr who was teaching school in the area. They were married on March 28, 1948, sharing nearly 70 years of love and adventure. He was immediately welcomed into her large family of eight brothers and sisters who he treasured. It wasn’t until much later in life that he connected to his Missouri family, adding eight more brothers and sisters, a source of happiness.
While in Nebraska, they had two children, Cheryl and Harvey. In the early sixties, the family moved to Twin Falls, ID, and Harvey remained there for the rest of his life except for a brief interlude in Rock Springs, WY. For many years, he was a long-haul driver, often traveling for months at a time. He was honored in the Million Mile Club for driving more than a million miles without an accident.
He loved camping trips and enjoyed his many clubs-the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, the VFW, the Elks and the Moose.
Harvey is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of the home; children-Cheryl (Mike) Brush of Boise, ID and Harvey (Lynn) Plummer of Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. His Missouri survivors include siblings; Maxine Carpenter, Woodrow (Cora) Stark, Jerry Stark, Kent Stark, Dale (Janice) Stark, Galen (Shirley) Stark and Arlene Bandy. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elma Brown; his sister, Della Carpenter, and in-laws – Jeanne Stark, Alan Carpenter, Donald Carpenter and Maxine Stark.
Services were held on Friday, Feb. 2, at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home in Twin Falls, ID. At a later date, a service will be held in the Veteran’s Cemetery in Boise, ID.