Linda Ann (Morrow) Harmon passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018, at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, California, at the age of sixty-two. Linda will be forever in the hearts of her husband Grant, her son Justin, her stepdaughter Elizabeth, and all of her family and many friends.
Linda was born in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of James and Patricia Morrow. Her first home was near her grandparents’ house on Lake Washington where her love of water and an active sports life began. Linda spent her formative years first in Vancouver, British Columbia from ages 3 to 8, then in Spokane, Washington until she was 10 years old, and then her remaining school years on Mercer Island near Seattle where she graduated from Mercer Island High School in 1973.
Linda was from the beginning a bright and kind girl. She loved to design and sew outfits for her dolls and cook meals from other countries. She earned a first-class award in the Girl Scouts and joined Candy Stripers and Young Life, which helped hone her instincts for caring for others. She excelled as a member of the Mercer Island Beach Club tennis and swim teams. Her introduction to snow skiing started in the mountains around Spokane at the age of 8 and peaked as she became a ski instructor for several years at Alpental in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle. As a skier, she always had some of the prettiest form on the mountain.
After high school, she enrolled and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in pharmacy. She then worked as a pharmacist in Bellingham, Washington, which suited her well as a person who enjoyed caring for others. In 1984, she moved to Sun Valley, Idaho where she managed to ski almost as many days of the week as she worked. She worked as a pharmacist at Chateau Drug in Ketchum, Idaho until 1995.
As fate worked out, Linda’s mother and Grant’s mother arranged a skiing blind date for them in 1994 in Sun Valley. They fell in love and Linda moved to Grant’s home in Menlo Park, California in 1995. They were married in 1996 at the Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley and their son Justin was born in 1997.
In addition to her passion for outdoor sports, Linda and Grant loved to travel to Italy, Hawaii, South Carolina, Costa Rica and Mexico, to name a few of their great family vacations. Linda and Grant spent the over twenty years of their marriage enjoying golf, skiing, biking, being with their beloved Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Hogan, and traveling the world together with many friends and family. Linda also enjoyed being one of the Team Moms for her son Justin’s many sports teams, including the 2014 and 2015 Sacred Heart Prep Atherton Varsity Football Teams.
Linda was a member of Menlo Church and Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club.
Linda was predeceased by her father James Robert Morrow in 1987. She is also survived by her mother Patricia Ann Morrow Moulton of Issaquah, Washington and her brother Mikel Morrow (his wife Heather) and his family of Sammamish, Washington.
Linda will be forever remembered by her family, close friends, colleagues, and people she touched through her love, enthusiasm, and kindness. She always tried to bring family and friends together for the creation of many great memories. Linda was thoughtful and generous to all. Above all else, Linda loved Grant and Justin. She reminded us all that love of family and friends is the most important thing on which to build a joyful life.
A memorial is planned for Menlo Park, CA. In remembrance of our beloved Linda, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Menlo Church, Young Life, Sacred Heart Prep Atherton or a charity of your choice.