Dorothy Elizabeth Montgomery,
85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2009, after
a short illness.
She was born on February 6, 1924 in Asheville, North Carolina. Dorothy
was a 1943 graduate of Red Bank High School and received her BS degree
from the University of Chattanooga in 1947.
She was employed with Peerless Woolen Mills during her college years and
played professional softball from 1945 1947 with the All American
Girls Professional Ball League. Dorothy spent 1945 with the Belles of
Racine and 1946 with the Muskegon Lassies. She was a member of the All
American Players Association, and the Womens Softball Hall
After hanging up her cleats, Dorothy became a Registered Cytologist for
28 years. She was a former teacher at Tennessee Vocational School and
Laveran High School.
Dorothy also was employed with Railway Express Agency, Erlanger Hospital
and Combustion Engineering as a nurse. Retiring in 1992 she moved back
to Chattanooga and enjoyed softball, bowling, and motorcycles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Thurmond Montgomery
and Helen Lillian McDuffitt.
Dorothy is survived by numerous friends, Bettye Leonard, Billie Shook,
Chris Everhart, Daisy Elsea, Mitch Killebrew, Patty Griffith, Joyce Young
and Wilma, Tony Whittemore, Brenda Cross, Jackie Deer, Carolyn Odell and
Following Dorothys instructions there will be no visitation
Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory