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Linda Wilma Macrae Moss

07/12/1942 - 06/25/2021

Linda Wilma Macrae Moss (78) passed away peacefully on June 25, 2021 in Mesa, AZ surrounded by family and friends.
She was born to Edna and Albert Macrae on July 12, 1942 in Batavia, NY.

Linda was an accomplished musician who studied music most of her life. She received her BS from Fredonia State University and then went on to study at the Academy of Fine Arts and Conservatory of Music in Antwerp, Belgium. Linda received her Masters at the Manhattan School of Music followed by postgraduate work at Julliard School, Columbia University and later received her Doctorate from the University of Phoenix.

Linda performed on the solo and chamber music circuit along the East Coast and in Europe. She taught music in the private setting as well as in the urban school setting for many years.

Linda was passionate about music, her family and her faith. She loved to learn about people and tried to connect in some way with everyone with whom she came into contact. She was fascinated by Genealogy and devoted much time to this.  She also loved to go out for meals with her husband, adored sweets, music, literature and travel.

She is survived by her loving husband, Gordon Moss, her children: Brian Davis and his wife, Chris Loebsack, Diana Davis, Colin Davis and his wife, Randi Davis, Amanda Davis, Anne Lake and her husband, Adlai Lake, Linda’s sister, Edith Forbes and husband Ed of Batavia, NY as well as their children Scott, Kelly and Chris. Linda’s step-Daughters include Michelle Moss Nani, and husband Robert Abramson, Nannette Moss Heise and husband Garnet Heise and Nicole Moss Underwood.

Linda is also survived by her 17 grandchildren whom she adored: Kevin Davis (17), Jenna Davis (16), Jared Davis (14), Alyssa Davis (9), Tanner Breen, (12), Hadley “Cricket” Breen (9), Cillian Lake (9), Charlie Lake (6), Everly Lake (4), AnaBelle Davis (11), Dominik Davis (9), Bentley Davis (7) Samantha Nani (24), Zyre Moss-Hoskins (25) , Khide Moss-Hoskins (22), Willow Heise-Thompson (7) and Kingston Underwood (12). Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Edna Macrae as well as her beloved son Derek Davis.

Celebration of Linda’s life will take place on what would be her 79th birthday, Monday, July 12, 2021, at 3p at

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

2339 S. Crimson Road Mesa, AZ 85209


In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to:

Helping Hands for Single Moms

360 E. Coronado Road, Suite 150 Phoenix, AZ 85004


Hospice of the Valley

1510 E. Flower Street Phoenix, AZ 85014


  • Linda was such an amazing lady with such talents. Getting her Doctorate later in life was incredible to me. I was honored to work with her giving her voice lessons as she was always growing and learning. She will be missed.

  • Hi Eddie,
    I’m so sorry about the passing of your sister. She sounds like an amazing woman. Hope all is well in your life.
    Joanne and Jim Pero

  • Saddened 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Marilyn Dahneke

    Linda is likely making beautiful music in heaven as she did on earth. I love her and appreciate her for her never ending kindnesses to our daughters as their piano teacher. And she was a sweet friend.

  • Heidi Clifford

    Our deep condolences to your family. We will miss Linda so much. We have many fond memories of being welcomed in her home and her taking time to talk, connect and get to know us. Conversations with Linda were always upbeat, intelligent and welcoming. Never a dull moment. We loved any time we were able to spend with Linda and your family. We hope you will feel peace and comfort at this time and know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!

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