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Lane J. Plumb

September 29, 1944 — September 12, 2020

As we mourn the loss of our loved one, we know there is such rejoicing and reunion in heaven at this time,
and are comforted by that knowledge. On September 12, 2020, our beloved Lane J Plumb passed peacefully at
home in Taylor, Arizona, surrounded by loved ones. In this same home, he was born on September 29, 1944 to Verner George Plumb and Mary Lucille Perkins.

Lane was born and raised in Taylor.  As a child, Lane helped his family work. He enjoyed roller skating, guarding the family corn fields as
though he was a soldier while marching down the rows (he was 10 or so), tree climbing, and he liked to try to hide cats from his parents because he wasn’t allowed pets. He loved going to the woods with his father as much as his children and grandchildren loved going to the woods with him.

His children remember him teaching them about hard work and accountability. He would say "to work like you make $50 an hour, no matter how much you make." He didn’t care how old things were, but cared that you took care of them. That was evident in the way that he cared for the old Plumb homestead, notably the yard and garden. He worked hard to support his family. He often talked about his time working at Reidhead Sand and Rock. Lane had an array of  jobs before he began work at the papermill in 1980 from which he later retired in 2006.

Lane was busy at work when he saw Ruby walking by and she sure caught his attention. They were married on November 24th, 1966 and then later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on her birthday, April 7, 1976. They are now survived by their children, Jesse, Katy (Mel) Chee, Vern, Billy, AJ,
Howdy, Velda (Scot) Martin; twenty grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Lane had many interests; he would go “wood hunting”  to find trees for later removal. Some of the trees he watched for years before they would become “dead and down”. He liked taking long slow drives. It was important to him to call his grandchildren at least once a month. He proudly rebuilt his 1926 Dodge Graham Brothers truck. He reconstructed his first windmill in the late 1980’s to pump water to his beautiful lawns and gardens. He always had the biggest sunflowers, prettiest roses, and best concord grapes. He was surely gifted with green yet greasy thumbs. His children learned much from him, about old motors and tractors, as well as his antiques and “what-nots”. Learning to play the guitar brought him great joy as did listening to his favorite music. He loved to go to Maverick and fill his mug and when he wanted to tell you he had an idea in mind he’d say “I got plans”.

After the passing of his wife Ruby, he remarried a very open-hearted and loving woman, Beverly Joyce Jenkins, whom he loved so very much, in the Snowflake, Arizona temple on May 27th, 2016. He is also survived by her and her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Crystal Schroder, Candice Lakey, Loy (Helen) Lakey, Laura (Gary) Gott, Leota (Kenny) Carlise, Holly (David) Neal, Kallie Ackerman; thirty-two grandchildren and seventy-six great grandchildren.

If Lane could tell us anything it would be to  forgive one another. He had such a sweet spirit and loved his Heavenly Father and the gospel of Jesus Christ, which he shared at every opportunity.

A viewing will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 9:30-10:30 p.m. at Owens Livingston Mortuary, 84 E. 19 S., Snowflake, Arizona. A Graveside Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Reed Hatch Memorial Cemetery in Taylor, Arizona.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, September 18, 2020

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

Owens Livingston Mortuary- Heritage Chapel

84 First Base Lane, Snowflake, AZ 85937

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

Reed Hatch Memorial Cemetery

, Taylor, AZ 85939

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