Bertie Might Plummer (Anderson), longtime resident of Ontario, died surrounded by her household at house as per her needs Aug. 18, 2021. Funeral preparations are being dealt with by Bowman Funeral Dwelling. (Submitted Data)
Bertie Might Plummer
November 3, 1922 ~ August 18, 2021
Bertie Might Plummer (Anderson), longtime resident of Ontario, died surrounded by her household at house as per her needs Aug. 18, 2021. Funeral preparations are being dealt with by Bowman Funeral Dwelling.
As a result of Covid-19, a graveside service for household and associates shall be held Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery in Ontario at 10 a.m.
Bertie was born in Safety, Kansas, to Colonel Bert Fremont Anderson and Wilma Might Anderson (Harden). Bertie Might was an solely youngster and as such obtained the nickname Toughie, given to her by her father in spite of everything of their adventures.
In 1936 because of the Mud Bowl and Bert’s wrestle with extreme arthritis, Bertie Might’s household moved to Ontario, Oregon, the place her father began a profitable auctioneering enterprise. Bertie Might graduated from Ontario Excessive College in 1939.
Previous to commencement, she met the love of her life, Archie Plummer, who was staying north of Ontario as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Bertie and Archie married in the identical 12 months. They’d two sons, Larry Randall Plummer and Buckley Duane Plummer.
For a time, Bertie Might’s household adopted building work. Finally they settled exterior of Ontario and farmed. After farming they began Plummer Trucking, which lasted till a again harm sidelined Archie. The corporate was very affluent, and everybody within the household pitched in. Bertie Might grew to become well-known for being one of many solely feminine truck drivers within the valley.
Bertie Might liked racing vehicles, motorcycling, fishing, amassing odd pets, and every kind of artistic tasks. She liked coloring on her pill. Artwork was a pastime that she stored at till the tip of her life. Her home is crammed with numerous artwork tasks that she completed through the years. She was additionally an avid collector of something to do with butterflies, dragons, teddy bears, dragon flies, mermaids and fairies. She was a well-known and liked member of the Ontario Senior Citizen Heart, the place she visited along with her associates, danced, often sang, and carried out the Shimmy Dance.
Bertie Might was happiest at her house on the Snake River. She liked spending time along with her grandchildren Josie Might, Christopher and Amanda. She and Archie hosted many water snowboarding events the place Bertie Might was recognized for doing acrobatics similar to climbing a ladder whereas water snowboarding on a disk.
Bertie Might was the lifetime of the get together, and at all times was filled with surprises together with her first tattoo at age 80. Late in life she fell in love with tattooing, and added a brand new tattoo yearly on her birthday. Her tattoos included a full backpiece, and partial sleeve.
Bertie was additionally recognized to some by the accounting of her adventures, “Second’s with Bertie Might,” posted by her grandson on Fb. She was additionally well-known to the native Harley Davidson Neighborhood for her frequent visits to varied motorcycling occasions all through Idaho/Oregon with teams just like the Southern Idaho Cruisers. She was nonetheless driving two-up on the again of her son Buckley’s Harley two months in the past.
Bertie Might is survived by her two sons Larry Plummer Ontario and his spouse Olivia, Buckley Plummer of Ontario and his spouse Susan. She can be survived by a granddaughter, Josie Might Baron and her husband Wally of Seattle; a grandson Christopher Plummer of Ontario; and a granddaughter Amanda Allen and her husband Aaron. She’s additionally survived by an amazing granddaughter Amber Barron, and her great-grandson Gustave Maximus Allen. And he or she is survived by her great-great granddaughter Danica Might. She can be survived by a number of cousins on the Harden facet of the household together with Judy Ausmus of Fruitland, Jerome and Lucille Harden of Portland, and Henry and Barbara Harden of Ontario. She is preceded in dying by her husband Archie Plummer, her mother and father Bert and Wilma Anderson, and her Uncle and Aunt Henry and Bernice Harden.