AUGUSTA, Ga. - I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. John 11:25 On December 8, 2011, Elaine Montano of Augusta, GA, went home to God. A memorial service will be held Monday December 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm at Church of the Holy Comforter, 473 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez, Georgia 30907; The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Taylor, officiant. Elaine, born in Hartford, Connecticut on March 31, 1961, was the daughter of Robert C. Montano and Teresa C. Montano of Simsbury, CT. Elaines love for golf brought her to the CSRA in the 1980s. She competed on the LPGA golf tour for many years. Her home course was Midland Valley Country Club in Graniteville, SC, where she worked as the pro shop administrator allowing her the opportunity to share her passion for golf with others. Elaine began her career in 1993 with La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of the Southeast, eventually assuming the role of Vice-President of Marketing. Elaine loved life, and loved sharing it with others. Among her many passions were gardening, cycling, cooking, traveling and most importantly spending time with her family and family of friends. Her appreciation for all of Gods creations was particularly evident in her deep love for animals. She was a nurturing, beautiful, gentle spirit who had a heart for serving others. This was best seen through her ministries at her home parish, Church of the Holy Comforter, where she was an active member of the Prayer Team, Prayer Chain, and Prayer Shawl Ministry. Elaine is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Montano, brother Steven Montano (Julie Montano), and partner of twenty years Martha Percival Brown, as well as many beloved members of her extended family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Elaine Montano to Church of the Holy Comforter. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill RD, Augusta, GA 30906. www.chanceandhydrick.com
Published by The Augusta Chronicle from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2011.