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Dora Fountain

November 5, 1912 — September 11, 2014

Dora L. Fountain, age 101, of Paul Smiths, NY, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Franklin County Nursing Home in Malone, NY where she had been a resident since July.

Born in Chasm Falls, New York on November 05, 1912, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary (Brown) Helms. She married George Fountain on October 2, 1934 at St. Helen’s Church in Chasm Falls. George predeceased her on August 31, 2004.

Dora had been employed at various places including cooking at the Meacham Lake Inn and was the Postmaster at the Paul Smiths Post Office for many years. She was a wonderful wife, mother and cook. No one ever left her table Hungry. One of Dora’s fondest memories was as a teenager going to work at the Saranac Inn, along with friends Bessie Fayette Williams, Mary Cantell Dibble, Eunick King Monette and Emma Johnson Reyome. They waited table for Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Jean Harlow, just to name a few.

She is survived by four sons, Rouse Fountain and his wife Bethyl of Paul Smiths, John Fountain and his wife Jo-Ann of Westville, Richard Fountain of Westville, and Patrick Fountain and his wife Ann of South Lake Tahoe, CA, one daughter-in-law Claudia Fountain of Beulah, CO, 17 Grandchildren , 21 Great grandchildren,3 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, one son George Fountain, three sisters Marion, Alice and Claircy and four brothers Rouse, William, John, and Watson. For the past six years she has lived with a wonderful family in North Bangor, Dick and Lydia LePage.

Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home from 4:00 PM t 7:00 PM on Monday September 15, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:00 PM on Tuesday September 16, 2014 at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Gabriels.

Friends wishing to remember Dora Fountain may make memorial contributions to Paul Smiths Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department in care of the funeral home.
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