Obituaries of the Swannanoa Valley

Yvonne McGee Montgomery


Yvonne McGee Montgomery, 77, passed away peacefully into eternal life on November 9, 2015, at Hospice-Solace Center in Asheville, NC.

Ms. Montgomery was born in Meridian, Mississippi on September 6, 1938. Yvonne is survived by three sons, Chris D. Montgomery and wife Pam, of Waynesville; Scott N. Montgomery and wife Susi, of Asheville; Doug R. Montgomery and wife Denise, of Asheville; and one daughter, Deborah Montgomery Presnell, and husband, Alan, of Black Mountain.

She was also blessed with 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews throughout the country.

Ms. Montgomery worked as the activities director for Highland Farms Retirement center until she retired.

She loved her church at First Baptist, Swannanoa, and had many friends there.

Her passions included gardening, healthy eating, playing the piano, loving on her three cats, and researching family history and medical advances via Google.

But her best passion was reading her Bible, interceding for others as a prayer warrior and daily praising God.

The family wishes to express gratitude to the caregivers at Hospice-Solace, eighth floor St. Joseph’s Hospital, Meals-on-Wheels volunteers, Care Partners, and Blue Ridge Pharmacy.

A Celebration of Life was held at First Baptist, Swannanoa, on Nov. 15. Online condolences to the family may be placed at

Yvonne Montgomery will be deeply missed.