Gassenberger, Vicky Lynn

Friday, November 9, 2012
Vicky Gassenberger
Vicky Gassenberger

Vicky Lynn Gassenberger, 50, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at her home in Hixson. She died peacefully in her sleep.

A native of Covington, La., Vicky had lived in Chattanooga for the past seven years.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn P. Gassenberger; daughter, Crystal and her husband, Mike Jones and grandchildren, Ashton Jones and Michael Jones; her parents, Bobby Rogers and Patricia Frederick; siblings, Tammy Sanders, Marie Parker and Tommy Rogers and a host of other family and friends who loved her.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the North Chapel.  Services and burial will be in Louisiana.        

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343. 

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