Marion Grindberg Fountain
1921 - 2014
Marion Grindberg Fountain, 92 years of age, died at her home surrounded by her family in Gulf Breeze, FL on Saturday, February 8, 2014.
Marion was born in Sioux City, Iowa to Ellen Wenberg Grindberg and Arnold B. Grindberg. She spent her childhood there and graduated from East High School. She joined the United States Navy and served as a WAVE at USNH in Oceanside, California. Marion was awarded the American Area Campaign and World War II Victory Medals. Afterwards she moved to Pensacola, FL to be close to her twin sister, Margaret Webb. She subsequently met and married Collier Jack Fountain to whom she was married for 65 years. She worked at the Pensacola Naval Air station photo school and retired from that position in 1988. In her younger years she enjoyed her family, her church, and boating and beach activities. During her retirement years she spent time camping with her husband and friends, caring for and playing with her grandchildren.
Marion loved people, babies, and knew no strangers. She was known to be a hard worker, dependable and meticulous in anything that she did. She was generous. People were important to her and she "adopted" many people into her extended family. She was well-entertained by and devoted to her dog, Toto.
Marion was a founding and active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Her faith was strong in Jesus.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellen and Arnold Grindberg, and her sister, Dorothy Hodapp.
She is survived by her husband, Collier Jack Fountain; daughters, Dianne Flynn (Danny) and Kay Torano (Francisco J.); grandchildren- Zeke Baucum (Vicki), David Baucum (Kim), Nick Baucum (Ashley), Francisco C. Torano (Nadia), Ignacio Torano, Melissa Raffensperger (Cody), Brian Flynn (Erica); 12 great-grandchildren, Victor, Lexi, Aurora, Athena, Arianna, Ashton, Angel, Maya, Francisco M. Colton, Ian, and Jackson; her twin sister Margaret Webb (James); brothers, Carleton Grindberg (Della) and Arnold Grindberg; sisters-in-law, Frances Bower, Pat Gongaware, Wenona Betase, Marietta Van Heusen; brothers-in-law, John Smith, Herman Hodapp; and many other family members and close friends.
Viewing is at 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 333 Commerce St., Pensacola, FL 32507 with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens, 7433 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, FL. After the funeral, family and friends will gather at the home of James and Margaret Webb.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church or to charity of choice
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