Hazel Louise Plummer, 93, died of natural causes, Aug. 17, 2002, in Crescent City.

Hazel was born Jan. 27, 1909, in West Planes, Mo., to Monroe Marshall and Birdie (Sloan) Marshall..

She grew up in the Great Plains and completed high school in Lincoln, Neb., with honors.

She began her career as a retail clerk and worked her way up to a manager for Safeway, then became a certified welder during the depression, building liberty ships and floating dry docks for the war effort. Then went back to work as a retail clerk. She later became a real estate broker to help her husband with his remodeling business.

Mrs. Plummer started the first Quick Stop Drive Through on Highway 99W in Willows, Calif. After running a ranching operation, she obtained her funeral director license and moved to Gold Beach to help her eldest son run Gold Beach Funeral Home on a seasonal basis.

She was married to George Plummer from Montana for 45 years. In 1992, after her husband's death, she moved to Brookings.

Survivors are son, Gregory Plummer; daughter Lois Eidam, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Weir's Mortuary Chapel in Crescent City.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Brookings.

Private interment will be at Malta Cemetery, Malta, Mont.