Jean was born on Lopez Island, Washington, on July 12, 1943 to Edna (Gaddis) and Albert McCauley.
She grew up on Lopez Island and in Ferndale, Washington. She graduated from Lopez Island School in 1961 and then attended Western Washington College in Bellingham, Washington, where she graduated with a degree in History and obtained her teaching certificate.
Jean married Richard “Dick” Plummer on Oct. 25, 1963. They made their home in Ferndale, Washington, until 1975 when they returned to Lopez Island to start a custom farm slaughter business.
Jean worked at the Lopez Island Post Office for a number of years. Later she worked at Islandale Southend store where customers loved visiting with her. While working at these jobs she also started Port Stanley Contractors so she could follow her passion for working with wood and doing construction.
Jean loved to travel. She and Dick took their girls on numerous road trips around the United States in their Volkswagon bus, the family loved these adventures. Dick and Jean enjoyed traveling to Germany, where they traveled by train and heard a lot of interesting stories on the train from other travelers. Jean enjoyed taking Dick for special birthday dinners; lobster dinners in Maine and Rastern Canada. In later years Jean and Dick went on many cruises enjoying trips to Alaska and through Panama CanaL
Jean was known for her sense of humor and quick wit. She had a vivid memory of the events in her life and was a great source of island history. She was a beloved friend to many.
Her greatest joy came from her three daughters, six grand children, three great grandchildren, and her beloved husband.
Jean was preceded in death by her father Albert, mother Edna, brother Michael McCauley and sister Cheryl McCauley.
She is survived by Richard Plummer, her loving husband of 55 years. Her daughters Tori White, Tristan Plummer, and Devin Plummer, six grandchildren, Spencer and Emery Pulaski, Maxwell Schiller, Mikhael and Orrin Burt, and Mallory Quaid, and three great grandchildren Betty Burt, Grayson Schiller, and Holly Jean Dickman. Her sisters Eleanor Pederson and Sandra McCauley, and numerous cousins, nieces and a nephew.
Services to remember Jean will be held at Grace Episcopal Church on Lopez Island on Nov. 2, 2019 at 2 p.m.