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Joan Marie Anderson Plager

Joan Marie Anderson Plager

Apr. 9, 1934 - Apr. 10, 2024

Joan Marie Anderson Plager was born April 9, 1934 in Spokane to Paul Gordon Anderson and Anna Elizabeth Bilde, the eldest of six siblings. Named after one of her Swedish grandmothers, she was tall and had a bone structure hinting to her Swedish and Danish ancestors.

The family moved to Ritzville her sophomore year of high school and just six months before graduation she married Wesley Plager on December 19, 1951. Together, on the ranch at Paha, they raised three sons and an adopted daughter.

Despite not graduating high school, Joan was wh...


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