Marion Dexter Plumb, age 94, passed away at her home in Mexico, NY on July 22, 2018. Born on August 11, 1923, in Oswego to Earl C. and Ethel F. Dexter, she grew up in Mexico where she graduated from the Mexico Academy and Central School. She went on to study at Wooster College, where she played the flute in the marching band, and Oberlin College. After graduation, she taught kindergarten in Cortland, NY. She met her husband, Harmon H. Plumb, when they were home from college on summer vacation. They were married on July 4, 1946 in Mexico after which they lived in
Middlebury, VT and Evanston, IL while her husband completed his graduate studies. A job opportunity took them to the Washington, DC area where they lived in Bethesda and Gaithersburg, MD and raised four children. Marion was a member of the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda and later the Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church. She also worked as a teaching assistant at the Whetstone Elementary School in Montgomery Village/Gaithersburg and was actively involved with the Association of American University Women. She and her husband traveled extensively and lived in Sydney, Australia for a year as well. After her husband’s death in 1985, Marion split her time every year between Gaithersburg and Mexico until two years ago when she moved permanently to her Mexico home. She was actively involved with the Mexico Presbyterian Church through those years and transferred her membership there in 2005. Marion was devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren and great granddaughter.
She was predeceased by her husband in 1985, her son Robert Plumb in 2006, her sister Janis Taylor in 2010 and her brother-in-law Dean Taylor in 2015.
She is survived by her son Dexter Plumb (Wanda); her daughters Priscilla Tassone and Sharon Bowen (Thomas); granddaughters Laura Plumb, Samantha Bowen (Robert Bastidas), and Chloe Tassone; and her great granddaughter Laia Bastidas as well as her nephew Scott Taylor (Dottie) and niece Kay Miller (Mike).
A memorial service for Marion will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico NY. Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico.