What we know about Cornerstone Church shooting victim Eden Montang

From staff report

Eden Montang was one of the two women killed June 2 in a shooting in the parking lot of Ames' Cornerstone Church. Here's what we know about her.

Eden Montang's age


Her birthdate

Feb. 7, 2000.

Where she lived

Boone, Iowa.

Eden Montang, one of two Iowa State University students killed June  2 in a shooting at Ames' Cornerstone Church.

What Eden Montang studied at Iowa State

Iowa State University says she was a senior in the College of Human Sciences. She said on her Facebook page that she was studying American Sign Language.

Where she went to high school


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Eden Montang's relationship to the alleged shooter, Johnathan Whitlatch

Story County sheriff's officials said Montang had recently ended a relationship with Whitlatch, 33, who killed himself after shooting her and Vivian Flores. The Iowa National Guard said she was a mortuary affairs specialist with Detachment 1, Headquarters Support Company, 248th Aviation Support Battalion in Boone. It said Whitlatch was a sergeant in the same detachment, and that neither of the two was on active duty at the time of the shooting. Whitlatch faced charges in connection with harassing phone calls to Montang's workplace.

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Where Eden Montang worked

Montang was a licensed massage therapist at Massage Heights in Ames.

About Eden Montang's family

Montang's obituary lists her parents as Terry and Mia Montang of Boone. She also is survived by brother Ethan and sister Elyse, both of Des Moines.

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Services for Eden Montang

A celebration of life is set for 3 p.m. June 8 at Cornerstone Church. A family reception for friends will begin at 1 p.m.

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What people say about Eden Montang

Montang's family in a statement released through the church said she "was a daughter, sister, aunt and a dedicated Christian woman that loved learning about the love and wonders of our Heavenly Father."

"She was unrelenting in her values and strong sense of right and wrong. She was intellectually gifted, articulate and confident. In less (than) 20 minutes, she could do farm chores and write a poem all while drinking a glass of wine.

"She deeply loved her family and her beloved dog, Takoda. Eden was a beautiful garden that we were lucky enough to watch grow."

Her father, Terry, attended a prayer service at Cornerstone on June 3 and said, "What I want everyone to know is that she walked the walk. She died for her faith. I’m proud to have been her father. I'm not sure what more there is to say than she is with the Lord."