Wilma Marie Plunkett papers
- approximately 1902-2008
- Plunkett, Wilma Marie, 1921-2008 (Creator, Person)
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10 cartons (10 linear ft.)
12 boxes (6 linear ft.)
2 oversize boxes (3.33 linear ft.)
Wilma Marie Plunkett was born on January 14, 1921 in Otsego, Michigan to Cecil Harriston Plunkett and Ruby Hostetter. She grew up in Otsego, and attended Michigan State University. With the approach of World War II she became engaged, but he died during the war. She then worked in Detroit, and signed up for Woman's Army Air Corp (WAC's) when they were established. She served in Michigan and Washington, D.C.. Then in the 1950s she moved to Phoenix, Arizona and then to California. There she befriended Gladys and August Barstow, who introduced her to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During her time in California she worked for Lear Siegler Corporation. She also served as Secretary of the California Wing of the State Air Force Association for two years, and later as the State Historian for the Association.
In the 1970s Plunkett decided to serve a mission for the Church, and was called to the Boston, Massachusetts Mission. After completing her missionary service she moved to Provo, Utah to attend Brigham Young University. While there she earned her bachelor's degree in Humanities, and a master's degree in American Studies. She also worked in the photo archives of the Harold B. Lee Library, where she remained until her retirement in the mid-1990s.
On June 25, 1992 she married August "Bart" Barstow in the Provo Temple (he died in 1999). Plunkett Barstow died on December 18, 2008 in Provo, Utah.
The Plunkett family was made up of spouses Cecil Harrrison Plunkett (1901-1968) and Ruby Hostetter (1901-1961) and their two children; Ray (1914) and Wilma Marie (1921-2008). Cecil and Ruby were married on March 10, 1920 in Otsego, Michigan, where the family lived.
Donated by Habron Adams in 2015.
Donated by Habron Adams in 2016.
Donated by Habron Adams in 2017.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Habron Adams; 2015.
Donated; Habron Adams; 2016.
Donated; Habron Adams; 2017.
Processed; Erin Owens; May 2015.
Processed; Eric Wolford; August 2016.
Additional Materials processed; Itza Mostert; May 2017.
- Register of Wilma Marie Plunkett papers
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 June 10
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- 2015 May 6: Addendum added; Erin Owens; May 2015.
- 2016 August 19: Addendum added; Eric Wolford; August 2016.
- 2017 May 17: Addendum added; Itza Mostert; May 2017.
- 2017 September 27: Materials added to the end of Series 1 and 2; Jace Packer; September 27, 2017.
- 2018 May 17: Updated for DACS compliance; Hayley Gorham; May 2018.