Rose K. Pletts

Rose Koharian Pletts, who worked at Bowdoin for 25 year in accounts payable, died November 26, 2014, in Foster City, Calif. She was born on April 6, 1924, and graduated from Portland High School. She was working for Central Maine Power during World War II, when she received word that her first husband, Raymond Coburn, had been killed in action, never knowing he had a daughter. He was buried in Belgium. After retiring from the College as an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association, she worked for L.L. Beans in alterations for another 20 years. She also owned and operated a gift shop called Hiram’s Barn. She worked as treasurer for several congressional campaigns, and was an active member of The First Parish Church in Brunswick. She is survived by son Mark A. Pletts ’80, daughter Lindsey A. Pletts Becker, and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Raymond Coburn; her second husband, Arthur M. Pletts; daughter Donna Rae Coburn; sisters Florence Kelly and Alice K. Larsen, and brother Charles Koharian.