Donna J. Plummer, 80, of Golden, CO died Tuesday, June 19th at St. Anthony's Hospital, Lakewood, CO. She is survived by her brother, Dick Sparks of Santa Ysabel, CA, and by her three sons, Scott, of Golden, Mark, of Lafayette, LA, and Greg, of Golden. She is also survived by her six grandchildren (Mark and Kelly Prevost, of Lafayette, LA, Quinn and August Plummer, of Golden, CO, Raymond and Kenley Plummer, of Lakeway, TX), and one cherished great-grandchild, Hugo Adams, of Golden, CO. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Tom Plummer, of Golden, CO. Donna began working at Plummer's Jewelry on a temporary basis shortly before Tom and Donna's marriage on June 16th 1957. Together, they purchased the store from Tom's parents, Wendell and Frances in 1969, and together they ran the store until Donna became dissatisfied with her temporary employment arrangement, and they sold the store in the year 2000. A dynamic businesswoman, Donna wore many hats. She was involved in all facets of the business, from buying all the way to sales, and everything in between. She was a master engraver, and left her mark on so many pieces that left their store. As Golden's biggest-ever fan, Donna was intimately involved in many civic organizations. She was an Ambassador in the Golden Chamber of Commerce, a regular fixture in the Golden Civic Foundation as one of its oldest members, and the Golden Urban Renewal Authority. In 2008, Tom and Donna were recognized as "Living Landmarks" by the Golden Landmark Association. Her participation and leadership were guided by her lifelong affection for the city where she was born, and a keen sense of civic duty. Donna always used to joke about being born on 11th Street, raised on 16th Street, raising three boys on 24th Street, and refusing to move until it was time to make the final trip to Ulysses Street to rejoin Tom. Equaled only by her love of Golden was her love for the First Presbyterian Church and its congregation, where Tom and Donna were members for nearly 30 years. She will be greatly missed. Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Golden, 17707 W. 16th Ave, on Saturday, July 7 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that all gifts be made to First Presbyterian Church of Golden.
Published by Colorado Community Media from Jun. 26 to Jul. 25, 2018.
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I didn't know that Donna had passed until today! I am so sorry to hear of this! Donna was truly a great servant to Golden! I worked with her for many years in different areas of the Chamber & otherwise! Well done good & faithful servant. You will be missed! My sympathies to all.