Harry L. Plummer
Graveside services and a celebration of life will take place Oct. 1 for Harry Lewis Plummer, who died Sept. 24, 2007, at his home in South Lake Tahoe.
Harry was born July 9, 1936, to Harry and Dorothy Plummer in Philadelphia, Pa. The family moved to Southern California in 1942. Harry graduated from Franklin High School in Highland Park, Calif., and worked at Van De Kamps bakery. He met his wife, Lee, in 1954 and they were married Feb. 24, 1956. Harry went into the carpentry field in January 1957. On a vacation trip to Reno, Nev., July 1958, Harry and Lee stopped at South Lake Tahoe. Harry loved Lake Tahoe and vowed to move there one day.
His dream came true in 1972, when the construction company he worked for had a job for him building Lakeland Village. He had already obtained a contractor’s license and while working on Lakeland Village began doing construction jobs on his own. When the job at Lakeland Village ended he went into general contracting as High Sierra Builders and built 130 homes in the Tahoe area. He also started High Sierra Truss, Co., and High Sierra Roofing. He contracted polio in 1979, but continued with his businesses while in a wheel chair.
Harry was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had three children, Terrea, Geri and Harry Jr.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He had many hobbies, which included fishing, bowling, square dancing and managing Little League baseball. He coached Little League for many years. In 1978 his Little League team, the Braves, went undefeated and won the championship.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Plummer; son, Harry Jr.; daughter, Geri; and many grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Terrea Plummer in December 2006.
A viewing will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at McFarlane Mortuary. Graveside services will begin at noon at Happy Homestead Cemetery, followed by a celebration of life at First Baptist Church, 1053 Wildwood Ave.
Donations in Harry’s memory may be made to First Baptist Church Good News Club, 1053 Wildwood Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.