Miss Carlita Plumb, whose retirement from Aramco was effective April 1, died in Los Angeles, Calif., at 6 p.m. April 28. Complying with her request no funeral services were held.
Miss Plumb, who left Dhahran Jan. 10 for long vacation prior to retirement, had celebrated 15 years with Aramco last Oct. 2. Born in Colorado Springs, Colo., she moved to Los Angeles and began her career in the oil industry. Employed first at the Union Oil Company, she then went to Texaco, Inc., in Los Angeles and remained with them 14 years. In 1944 she resigned and later joined Aramco.
In May, 1945, she came to Saudi Arabia and was assigned to General Manager Floyd Ohliger's office.
When Robert A. Beds was made General Manager in 1953 Miss Plumb became his secretary. Shortly afterward he was elected vice president and she stayed with him until his departure for Libya.
During her Aramco tenure Miss Plumb gave much of her talent to civic activities. Her greatest interest was Dramaramco, where she was acknowledged to be the First Lady of the theater in Saudi Arabia. Her dignity, grace, and classic charm enhanced the productions in which she played major roles. She also served Dramaramco as its president and as a director.
Surviving Miss Plumb are her brother, William Wetherill of Jacksonville, Fla., and her nephew, William Wetherill Jr. [Photograph]