Frona Mountain

Hamilton County

Frona "Fronzie" Rebecca Mountain, 69, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at her Chattanooga home.She was born on Aug. 11, 1941, in Wilder, Va., the daughter of Bert and Beatrice Amburgey. Although a longtime resident in the Chattanooga area, Fronzie experienced living throughout the United States, including as far east as Rhode Island to as far west/north as Alaska (her favorite) and many places in between. She enjoyed traveling and had visited Jamaica and, more recently, China and Australia, among other places over the years, all of which were a far cry from her humble, small town beginnings in the hills of Virginia. Cornerstones in Fronzies life were her faith in God and her affection for her ample extended family and wealth of genuine friends. She was an active member of the White Oak congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and devoted much of her time and energy in that pursuit. A good deal of her adult life was spent raising and caring for her five sons, which, if you know any of them, was a feat in itself. She was very close to her late sister, Billie, and when the two of them got together, you knew they, and everyone else, were going to have a good time and warm memories. As was her nature, Fronzie downplayed her seemingly effortless creative streak. She was known as an imaginative decorator and wonderful cook, took up learning to play the steel guitar as a young girl, and even began writing poetry in her latter years. In 1990, Fronzie married Willard Mountain. Their union lasted for nearly 20 years until his passing in 2009, and added a new facet to Fronzie's life by expanding and adding to her family and friendship connections, all of which she cherished.Fronzie was a fiercely supportive and amiable friend, unfailingly kind and gracious, with a quick wit and sense of humor, which she retained to the end of her life. She enriched the lives of anyone whose life she touched and all were left better persons for having had the opportunity to have known her. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, nephew Greg Babb; and much-loved sister, Billie Babb Parker.She is survived by her sons, Dane Dobbs, Darren Dobbs, Derek (Faye) Dobbs, Damon Dobbs and Dayon (Kim) Dobbs; grandchildren, Jacqueline Dobbs, Roxxann Dobbs, Cody Dobbs, Lucas Dobbs, Noah Dobbs, Amanda Smith, Raina Hickman, Adam Moore and Alisha Moore; nine great-grandchildren; nieces, Mina Babb, Tammy Deal, Lanai Yelverton; nephew, Mark Babb; and many other family members and friends. The family would like to thank Hospice of Chattanooga for their care and dedication to the entire family throughout Fronzie's illness.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

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