Marlene Mae Gibbs Pollman Plummer

Sept. 26, 1933 – March 16, 2022

 Born in Seattle, Washington to parents Clarence and Ina Mae Gibbs, Marlene Mae Gibbs Pollman Plummer passed from this world at her home of nearly 40 years in La Crescenta. She leaves behind her children, Sara Pollman Rector (Tom) of Thousand Oaks; Andrea Pollman Diamond (Richard) of Las Vegas, Nevada; Seth Pollman of Stevensville, Montana; Russ Pollman of Whittier along with stepchildren Mark Plummer (Donna) of Grants Pass, Oregon; Diane Paulson and Kathleen Thoene (Peter) of Waimea, Hawaii; and John Plummer (Grace) of San Diego; and grandsons Daniel Pollman of Carbonado, Washington; Donald Pollman of Torrance; and granddaughters Briana Diamond of Ventura; Cassidy Rector of Glendora; Sarai Plummer of Pasadena.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Daniel Pollman of Glendora and her second husband Robert Plummer of La Crescenta and stepson Robert Plummer Jr.

Marlene attended the University of Washington in Seattle. She married Daniel Pollman and they moved to Glendora where Daniel worked on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon until he had a heart attack and died at age 39 leaving Marlene to raise their four young children.

Among Marlene’s many interests was a great love of books and nature. Her lifelong membership to the Sierra Club exemplified her love of adventure and respect for our planet and she taught others to have a responsible place in the world. She and her husband raised several seeing-eye dogs for the blind.

Marlene studied ancient civilizations for many years and even traveled to Egypt with her class. Her love of reading inspired her to be a diverse conversationalist. Most importantly, Marlene was a good listener, always asking caring questions that let you open up.

Her home was a sanctuary of peace, a calm respite from the world. She will be remembered for her love of family, open-mindedness, sense of humor, listening ear, wise sound advice, generosity and loving support.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Sierra Club: or checks can be mailed to: Angeles Conservation Foundation, 3200 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 111-55, Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Please ensure all donations made on her behalf have a note stating: “This donation is to be used to plant a tree in memory of Marlene Plummer.”