Francis Mathieson, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Alexian Village, Signal Mountain, TN. Frances was born in Port Chester, NY to the late Bert and Frances Riith and was a graduate of Greenwich, CT High School. Frances was a member of St. Augustine Church, Signal Mountain. She is preceded in death by son, Robert (Matt). She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert “Bob” Mathieson, grandson, Justin, sisters: Barbara, Karen and Kathleen, brother, Robert. Frances travelled extensively with her husband, a nuclear engineer, having lived in many U.S. cities and for some years in Turkey, Iran and Japan, retiring eventually in Signal Mountain. Frances didn’t stay retired very long and soon established a “special Occasion” gift mail order business, which lasted until she became more active as a nursing home ombudsman recruiter volunteer. Frances also attended Chattanooga State Community College where she obtained a degree in physical therapy, a profession she pursued until mandatory retirement. The family will receive friends from 2-4pm Friday, July 10, 2020 at Lane Funeral Home. The family will have a private interment at St. Augustine Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alexian Brothers of Signal Mountain, TN. Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415. www.lanefh.com (423)-877-3524.
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