Linda McMaster Mehney, age 78, of East Grand Rapids passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 in North Palm Beach, FL after a courageous battle with Covid-19. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, David Mehney, five sons Davey (Carrie), Danny (Brooke), Tommy (Kelly), Billy, Jimmy (Jaclyn) and 21 grandchildren. Linda was preceded in death by her parents and adopted daughter Susan Emmons Nolan.
Linda was born in Detroit on April 22, 1941, the daughter of Abbie and Thomas McMaster. Growing up in Birmingham, Linda danced regularly on Detroit Bandstand. After graduating from Seaholm High School she attended Ferris State University before returning to Detroit. She married David on June 11, 1967 and moved to East Grand Rapids.
Linda was fiercely dedicated to her children and grandchildren. She graced us with her modest elegance at hundreds of sporting events, concerts, recitals, school functions and community fundraisers.
The community loved the pink or blue balloons announcing the birth of a new foal at Grand Arabian Farms. The numerous champion Arabians around the world she bred, helped birth and raised exemplify her classic beauty. All the pictures with ribbons and flowers cannot demonstrate the special bond she has with her horses.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation (program/classroom support, college support for the Fouch family), 2915 Hall St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. https://egrsf.org/
East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation
2915 Hall Street SE, East Grand Rapids, MI MI 49506