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Elaine Zimmerman Montgomery, 90

Elaine Zimmerman Montgomery, 90

Elaine Zimmerman Montgomery, 90, of Hendersonville died March 22, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. Elaine was born in Chicago, IL on December 4, 1924. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude Blake Zimmerman and John A. Zimmerman, her beloved husband of 64 years Robert Stuart Montgomery, her sister Audrey Z. Connery, and infant daughter Audrey Kathleen.

Elaine is survived by her six children, two daughters Sherry M. Larson and husband Erick of Durham, NC and Allison M. Welty and husband Richard of Averill Park, N.Y. and four sons Blake R. Montgomery of Hendersonville, NC, Gregg S. Montgomery of Averill Park, NY, Jonathan S. Montgomery of Brogue, PA,, and Douglas H. Montgomery of Niskayuna, NY, and two granddaughters Julia M. Larson of Durham, NC and Madeleine C. Welty of Averill Park, NY.

Elaine graduated from Northwestern University and worked as a chemist for Revere Copper & Brass and American Cyanamide until she retired to care for her family and their many activities.

Elaine loved the outdoors. She was a member of the Adirondack Mountain Club, the ADK 46ers #1555, AMC, and the Green Mountain Club and enjoyed wilderness canoeing, primitive camping and cross-country skiing. She was NY State master gardener. Locally she was a member of the Land of Sky Gardeners, AAUW, and Western Carolina Botanical Club. She lived a life of great adventure and will be sorely missed.

Her family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Four Seasons and Elizabeth House for their outstanding care and compassion.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family.