Linda Grace Howes Montano, our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on September 24th, 2022, in Salt Lake City. She was born in Murray, Utah, on May 20th, 1963, to Carol Howes Royall and Van Howes. She married Arthur Montano on September 2nd, 1989, and had one child, Jordan Montano.
Linda grew up in Holladay, Utah, with her two brothers, Tony and Mike. From an early age, she loved horseback riding, and as a child, her father bought her first horse, Trixie. As she learned to ride, she started barrel racing horses and was even able to ride in the Murray City parade. Tony and Mike were also important in her childhood, becoming not only friends but important father figures for Linda.
As she got older, she met her best friend, Art. They met dancing and realized their bond was inseparable. They loved sharing the joy of life’s early challenges. In Sandy, they bought and renovated their first home together. They quickly became friends with all the neighbors, were friends with the local scouts, and served the LDS community. They also had their only child, Jordan, whom they both loved and cherished.
Linda and her family moved to Draper, designing their second home together, where they hosted many Christmas and pool parties. While in Draper, her love for horses came back into her life. Art and Jordan learned how to ride, which became a considerable part of their lives. In addition to horses, Linda and her family had several other pets: dogs, cats, and even a few fish.
Later in life, Linda and Art moved downtown to Salt Lake. At this time, Linda faced many new health challenges, but they didn’t stop her from enjoying the city, making new memories, and spending time with her family and her latest dog, Ollie. As her health challenges progressed, she fought courageously, exercised faith, and found peace knowing her Heavenly Father loved her.
Linda is survived by her husband Art, her son Jordan, and her brother Tony. She was preceded in death by her brother Mike, her mother Carol, and her father Van. Per her wishes, a memorial of her life will be held on Friday, October 7th at 12:00 pm at Le Jardin (The Chateau greenhouse) at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1910 E Dimple Dell Rd Sandy, UT 84092. Friends and family may gather 1 hour prior. More information is at www.lindagracemontano.com, where you can share photos you might have of her, donate to her funeral, or contact the family. You may watch the service online through Zoom using the following link: