Saturday, July 4, 2009


Margaret Anne Torre Plummer, age 28, from Columbia County, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA was a positive person - a role model - who enjoyed living and loved adventure. Everyone around her could sense her infectious zest for life.

Plummer’s mother called her a "Renaissance woman" who lived to experience new things. Plummer was an avid traveller, hiker, rock climber, scuba diver, swimmer, and skier.

Her mother remembered Plummer as a passionate person who didn't like to do things the conventional way. Always going the extra mile, she went to live in Nicaragua to learn Spanish.

Plummer was a 1999 graduate of Ichabod Crane High School in New York. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2003 with a marine biology degree. Plummer was an honour student through high school and was on the dean's list throughout university.

After university, Plummer worked on a cruise line in Alaska for two years. When she was younger, she had worked as a lifeguard. She was a swimming instructor at Oakdale Lake in Hudson and also the Oakdale Swim Team coach.

Plummer and her husband had big plans. They bought land in Costa Rica, where they planned to live and open a business. Plummer was studying massage and reflexology, which she intended to incorporate in their business in Costa Rica.

Plummer had a 2-year-old son whom she loved spending time with at home.

All these ended suddenly on 25 June 2009 when tragedy struck with just one misstep.

While looking for new hiking trails with her husband in the Red Rock National Conservation Area in Las Vegas, Plummer lost her footing and fell 120 feet to her death.

Live life to the fullest and know that it comes with risks. Manage your risks well.


  1. Margaret was a dear friend of mine. I can only hope that other's will learn through her tragic story how important it is to live life to the fullest..for you never know when your time on this earth will run out.

  2. I am inspired by Margaret's life and would like to express my deepest condolences to her family and her loved ones.