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William L. Plummer


William L. Plummer, a longtime Park City resident and one of Park City’s original ski community, died Thursday after a brief illness. He was born November 17, 1940 in Salt Lake City and attended Olympus High School in Salt Lake City, were he was a standout skier.

Plummer attended the University of Utah, where he also raced, and where he later received a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

He enlisted in the Army in 1961, serving in Verona, Italy as a cryptographer, and also skied for the Army throughout Europe until 1963. After returning from the Army he returned to Salt Lake.

He worked several jobs, including at Kennicutt Copper, but always came back to his passion skiing.

But it was Park City where Plummer found his home. "Plum" could always be found taking in a bluebird snow day at the Park City resort, and was a member and later Director of the Ski Patrol at Park City Ski Area through the late 1970s and early 80s.

In 1982, he and partner Tim Mertens opened a ski rental shop and retail store, "Red Pine Sports," at Park West (now The Canyons) which they ran until 1985.

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Plummer leaves behind his beloved daughters: Wendy Boxall and her husband Captain Ronald Boxall (Navy) of Lansdowne, Va.; and Kymberlie Campagnone and her husband Andrew Campagnone of Concord, North Carolina. He also leaves three grandchildren and many old Park City locals behind.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Park City Community Church, 4501 North S.R. 224 in Park City. The family requests donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the March of Dimes.