Dorothy ‘Dot’ (Dunn) Plummer passed away July 22, 2021, at her home in Fort Mohave, AZ, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Her life partner, Marvin Hadley and children were at her side.
Dot’s first five years were spent in South Korea. Once she arrived at the orphanage, the role of nurturing and becoming a big sister began. The older children were tasked with taking care of a younger one so ‘Bong-Hi’ chose ‘Kaja-Kim’. Soon the two became sisters for life (Dorothy and Marilee) when Laurence and Irene Dunn, Larry and Eddie adopted them through a family connection, in 1956.
Dot attended Gate schools and spent her senior year at Friends Boarding School in Barnesville OH, where her brothers, mother, aunts and grandparents had attended. After graduation she attended Northwestern in Alva where she met Bill Plummer. They married and had three children together: Chris, Angela and Desiree. They lived in Woodward (Dot worked at the new Fruit of the Loom factory) and then Fairview (she drove to Meno and operated the cafe) before moving to Laverne to work for ANR. She didn’t mind the outside work and made many lifelong friends during her time in Laverne. She met Marvin Hadley, a LHS class of ‘66 graduate and then took the company transfer to Rayville LA in 1997. Dot didn’t mind the heat in the South, either and loved the food and nearby riverboat casino in Vicksburg MS. While there, she helped Marvin care for his brother Gary after their mother had passed.
After the layoff, they moved back to OK and parked their travel trailer at her parents property. The timing could not have been better since her parents were aging and her father was later diagnosed with lung cancer. Dot and Marvin’s immediate presence enabled her dad to be at home until his passing in 2011. They then moved to Fort Mohave where they renovated their home on one acre and enjoyed the casino access and great yard sales. The heat still didn’t bother her! After purchasing Marvin’s family home in Laverne and fixing it up they spent time there in summers. Dot was again helpful while her mom was residing in Parkview Pointe.
Dot was always known for her strong work ethic, her cooking skills, and house cleaning! It was not unusual for her to vacuum early in the morning or wash her dishes by hand before work. She never had a dishwasher in all the years of having her own homes. She took great pleasure in hosting family and friends and her life was spent in caring for them when called upon.
Dot is survived by Marvin Hadley; son Chris of San Antonio TX, daughters Angela of Florence AL, and Desiree of Fort Collins CO; brothers Larry and Barbara Dunn, North Pole AK; Eddie and Robin Dunn, Gate; and sister Marilee and Tony Watts, Reno NV; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and one Aunt Lil Schmoe of Louisville CO.