Joan Plummer, 69, of Idyllwild, died of cancer Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Desert.

She was born Jan. 4, 1934, in Detroit, Mich.

Ms. Plummer traveled around the states for most of her young adult years working in various nightclubs as a dancer, model and showgirl.

She settled in the Los Angeles area in the mid-1960s and raised her family. In 1976, she moved her family to Idyllwild from North Hollywood.

In 1987, she moved to Honolulu to join her youngest daughter where she stayed for 10 years enjoying the beach, the people and the Hawaiian culture.

Ms. Plummer worked in the tour business and traveled every inch of the Hawaiian Islands.

In 1997, she moved back to Idyllwild and pursued her interests in garage sales, collectables and vintage clothing.

Services were private.

She is survived by her daughters, Julie Plummer of Idyllwild, Holly McCaghren of Mesa, Ariz. and Celeste Deal of Idyllwild; eight grandchildren; and her ex-husband, Bill Plummer.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Living Free Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 5, Mountain Center, CA 92561.

A family member wrote, “The family would also like to thank Richard and Marcia, Gary, Grandma Carol, Craig, Barbara, Sue and Don, Sandy, Lois, Bruce, Diana, Jeri Sue and Jim, Pat, Sharon, Bill and everyone else who helped her through the last year by going out of their way to make sure she made it to her appointments or to that yard sale up the street.”