Lillian Grace Montrose (October 4, 1936 - June 14, 2001)
Beloved aunt of Tracy Montrose Blair, Ms. Montrose passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday.
Lillian Grace Montrose spent her early childhood in Austria where her father taught music composition at the Vienna Music Conservatory. An accomplished musician in her own right, Ms. Montrose received a music degree from Baltimore's prestigious Peabody Conservatory. She later attended Sarah Lawrence College, where she got a Masters degree in French Literature.
An ardent traveler, Ms. Montrose met her late husband, Rolph, while engaging in an archeological dig in Nairobi. She suffered personal tragedies in her life, including losing her husband and only daughter, Claudia, in a fatal car accident ten years ago-but somehow she always persevered, like the great lady that she was.
Ms. Montrose was a respected and well-loved staple of her community. She raised Welsh Corgis on her estate and her dogs were twice awarded Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club's annual tournament. A tireless fundraiser, a patron of the arts and a master gardener, Ms. Montrose regularly combined her three great passions by hosting fundraising garden parties on her estate, inviting some of the world's most prominent writers, artists and statesmen.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Junior League of Los Angeles, 630 North Larchmont Blvd., LA 90004
Funeral service for Ms. Montrose will be held on Monday, June 18th from 3-6PM at Fisher & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will follow at 6:30PM at St. Bartholomew's Church, LA.