Montgomery, Dorothy Elizabeth

Professional Softball Player In The 40's

Thursday, September 17, 2009
Dorothy Montgomery
Dorothy Montgomery

Dorothy Elizabeth Montgomery, 85, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, September 17, 2009, after a short illness.

She was born on February 6, 1924 in Asheville, N.C. 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 Player’s Association, and the Women’s Softball Hall of Fame.

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 Inge Fraley.

Following Dorothy’s instructions, there will be no visitation or services.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist.

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Dorothy Montgomery
Dorothy Montgomery

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