Mrs. Frieda Rae Hardy Hughes Chauncey, age 90, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Twelve Oaks Assisted Living Facility. She was born on March 2, 1930 to the late Ethard and Anne Osborne Hardy. She was member of First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Airy. Mrs. Chauncey was a Legal Secretary for Union Texas Petroleum Co. and Allied Chemical of Texas and was also a private secretary for Coach Stram of the Houston Texans. Mrs. Chauncey retired with her husband and daughter and moved to Mt. Airy in 1980 where she worked for the Surry Arts Council for a period of time. She was a member of Northern Hospital of Surry County’s, Hospitals Axillary. She was also a past president of the Mt. Airy Garden Club and a member of the Mt. Airy Appearance Commission. Mrs. Chauncey was survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kim Hughes Branch and husband Mike; granddaughter, Mariah Branch; sisters, Barbara Cloukey Lane, Ila Mae Turpin; special family members, Paula and Don Rigler as well as several nieces and nephews, great and great-great nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents Mrs. Chauncey was preceded in death by her first husband, Marion Dale Hughes; second husband, Carrol Fleming Chauncey; sisters, Francis Hardy Harris, Mildred Hardy Schmitz, Billie Hardy Bradley, brothers, Jack Hardy, Wade Hardy. A private graveside services will be held at Oakdale Cemetery for family only. A memorial service will also be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Airy/Choir Fund 326 S. Main Street, Mt. Airy NC. 27030 or Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mt. Airy NC. 27030.