MaryAnn Plant

MaryAnn Plant, 83, of Florence Oregon passed away peacefully on January 27, 2023.

MaryAnn (Duyck) Plant, August 29, 1939—January 27, 2023

Our mom, MaryAnn Plant, 83, of Florence Oregon passed away peacefully on January 27, 2023.  She was born to the late Charles and Maxine Duyck on August 29, 1939, in Forest Grove, Oregon. She graduated from Douglas High School in 1957 and later received her Bachelor of Science degree from Marylhurst University in 1961. 

She married Richard Myrle Plant on May 2, 1964, at the St. Joseph Church, in Roseburg Oregon.  In 1971 they moved to Lookingglass to raise their four children, then semi-retired to Florence, Oregon in 1998.

MaryAnn is preceded by her husband Richard in 2012, and her sister Carol Goeden in 2020.  She is survived by her four children, Bonnie Plant (Kristin Gureck, partner) of Eugene, Oregon, Michael Plant of Winston Oregon, Traci Palmer (Ian Pendergrass, partner) of Roseburg, Oregon and Jackie French and husband Mayo of North bend Oregon.  She is also survived by her three grandsons, Jace Palmer, and Jonathan and Thomas French.

MaryAnn enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and sewing. In Florence she knitted caps for kids, prayer shawls and crocheted untold numbers of afghans.

MaryAnn’s career as a medical technologist spanned over 50 years, in the labs of Mercy Hospital in Roseburg, and Peace Harbor in Florence. MaryAnn loved gardening and always grew many different varieties of flowers; roses were her favorite.

Mass will be held on Saturday February 25, 2023, at 10:00am at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Dunes, located at 85060 Highway 101 South, Florence Oregon 97439. Brunch reception to follow. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations go to your local Hospice Program or Habitat for Humanity Organization.   Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.