James Stuart Plummer
Skagway resident James Stuart Plummer died Aug. 9, 2002, at his home in Skagway. He was 29 years old.
He was born Nov. 22, 1972, in Lancaster, Calif., to Sharon S. Plummer and Donald C. Plummer. At age 12 he moved to Juneau, where he attended middle and high school. In 1992 he moved to Skagway, where he worked for Wings of Alaska and Hunz & Hunz Construction. For the past two years he was employed by Alaska Marine Trucking. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Skagway.
His family writes that he was a high-energy, full-of-life, often exuberant person who loved Alaska and was proud to live here. He enjoyed riding anything that had a motor and went fast, and was extremely mechanically talented. He could build or fix just about everything. He was passionate about his dogs and music. He deeply loved his family and was an especially fun and caring uncle, the family said.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
He is survived by his wife, Lian Hulk Plummer and her family of Skagway; mother Sharon Plummer; sisters Melissa Vance and Stacey Kozakar; brothers Ronald and Alan Wise; stepmother Sioux Plummer Douglas; brother Timothy Cunningham; and sister Carrie Pusich.
A celebration of his life was held at the Presbyterian Church in Skagway on Aug. 13, and will be followed at a later time by the scattering of his ashes in Skagway and Juneau.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Alaska Guidance Association, P.O. Box 33037, Juneau, AK 99803.