DEXTER – James “Jim” Mountain, 77, died Sept. 11, 2006, at his residence, with his heart overflowing with the love of his family by his side. He was born June 23, 1929, in Dover-Foxcroft, a son of the late Eugene and Sadie (Moore) Mountain. Jim was raised in Dover-Foxcroft until the age of 10, when his family moved to Dexter. In 1945 at the age of 16, he left school to work at Fayscott Landis until his retirement 50 years later in 1995, an accomplishment of which he was very proud. He was the shipping and receiving clerk at Fayscott, where he made many lasting friendships, not only with his fellow workers, but with the trucking companies owners, their drivers and dispatchers. While at Fayscott, he was known for his famous homemade sour mustard pickles, where the guys would gather around his work area desk to get their share of his tasty treats. Jim had a great sense of humor and was a jokester who always loved to play practical jokes on members of his family, co-workers and friends. He was an avid golfer until the last five years, and throughout his life he enjoyed many hunting, brook and ice fishing trips with his father, sons, grandson, and his lifelong friend, Lou Day. He took a lot of pride in his vegetable garden and was always eager to share his gardening tips when asked what the secret was to his green thumb. When his sons’ careers led them to other states to live and raise their families, he enjoyed traveling there and discovering areas of the country he never expected to see. Jim was extremely proud of his two sons, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, whom he deeply loved. He is survived by his beloved, Lillian; two sons, Daniel and wife, Shirley, of Maryland, Dennis and wife, Lilly, of Pennsylvania; three grandsons, Chris and wife, Bonnie, Andrew and wife, Jade, all of Colorado and Brian of Illinois; two granddaughters, Amy of Florida and Megan of Pennsylvania; two great-granddaughters, Katrianna and Talisa of Colorado, who were the two twinkles of his eyes; brother, Eugene “Red” Mountain Jr. and wife, Eunice, of Dover-Foxcroft; two sisters, Marie Gilbert of Dexter and Donna Harkins and husband, Daniel, of Florida; many nieces, nephews and countless friends. He was predeceased by sisters, Paula and Priscilla Worden; brothers, Robert and Reginald; and a special brother-in-law, Robert Gilbert. The family expresses deepest thanks to Dr. Thomas Murray and the nurses and staff at Mayo Regional Hospital, for their excellent professional, skillful and compassionate care provided during his brief stay; Dr. Challa Reddy and staff, the staff of Community Health and Counseling Hospice, for their care and support provided to Jim in the last stage of his life, allowing him to live in dignity and comfort to the end. Jim wanted to be remembered by this prayer: Give me a sense of humor Lord, Give me the grace to see a joke, To get some happiness from life, and pass it on to other folk. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main St., Dexter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Dexter, with the Rev. Father James Robichaud officiating. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. To sign an online guest book, please go to