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Norma Mucha Plummer
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Norma Mucha Plummer
A Loving Wife, Mother, and Nana
Norma was born to Benjamin and Felicidad Mucha on December 15th, 1942, in Asingan Pangasinan, Philippines. She was the oldest of six children: Ador, Junior, Beth, Angel, and Rudy. Norma lived in the Philippines until she met the love of her life, Darrell Plummer, in 1968. Darrell originated in Derby, England, and later became a part of the United States Air Force. While he was stationed in the Philippines at Clark Air Force Base, he met Norma. After weeks of courtship and her father’s blessing, Norma began dating Darrell and the rest was history. Norma and Darrell were married for 42 years. After the passing of her husband, Norma stayed widowed to the love of her life until they would be reunited in Heaven. Norma and Darrell had two children each of their own: Tess, Erwin, Michael, and John. In 1969, the six of them moved to the United States. Five years later, in 1974, Norma and Darrell had their baby girl, Doris, also known as Queenie. Norma raised the kids while Darrell fought in the Vietnam War. While learning the American culture and raising her children, Norma moved around the U.S. and England with Darrell until he was stationed in Washington in 1978. This was where they bought their first family home. During this time, Norma and Darrell moved her mother and brothers from the Philippines to the United States to provide a better life for them. She was devoted to her mother all of her life. Her mother, Felicidad, lived with Norma and Darrell for most of their married life. Felicidad stayed with Norma until she moved back to the Philippines in October 2015. She still resides in the Philippines today at 98 years old. In 1979, Norma worked as a CNA at the veteran’s hospital in Seattle. Here she started to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. The hospital granted her full tuition for nursing school. But when Darrell got orders to be stationed in England for his last tour of duty, Norma gave up her nursing dream to move with her family to Cambridgeshire, England. After Darrell’s retirement from the Air Force, the Plummer family moved back to Tacoma, Washington, where they laid their family roots. Norma was a hard worker. She worked for the Civil Service for 28 years. During her 28 years of service, she worked at the Base Exchange, the Commissary, and later retired in 2007 as a meat cutter. Norma was full of life. She loved spending time with her family and friends, going out to play bingo, cooking for her family, gardening, spoiling her grandkids, and traveling with her husband. Out of all of the places they traveled, their favorite was the Plummer/Mucha vacation home in the Philippines. Throughout the years, Norma never missed a family milestone and would always be heard boasting about her family’s achievements. Her kids and grandkids loved and appreciated her for her dedication and unconditional commitment to her family. In 2009, Norma was diagnosed with Meningioma brain tumors. She was brave and strong as she fought for the quality of her life through radiation and multiple surgeries. With the support of her family, her strength and faith, she fought for nine years. Last October, Norma took her last trip to the Philippines to visit her mother and family. When she got back to Washington, she became very weak and was later rushed to the hospital. The doctors found that her tumors doubled in size with one developing around her brain stem. The doctors did an emergency procedure to improve the remaining quality of her life, but ultimately declared her tumors inoperable. For the next four months, she lived her life with great support, courage, and strength from her family and care staff. Our family will forever be grateful for the care she received during her last moments of life. Norma had a peaceful passing surrounded by her loved ones on Tuesday, March 6th, a beautiful, sunny day. Norma was a loving, generous and kind woman who loved her family. She will be forever missed and never forgotten.



Arrangements by Edwards Memorial, Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories.
253-566-1008


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Kent, WA 98042

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