Eleanor May

Obituary of Eleanor Ann May

Eleanor Ann (Brown) May, 98, passed away Oct. 16, 2021, at her home in Everett. She was born Sept. 13, 1923, in Helena, Montana, the fourth child of Willard and Elizabeth (Barker) Brown. The family moved to the city of Snohomish in 1926. Eleanor graduated from Snohomish High School in 1941, and the University of Washington nursing program in 1945. After graduating from the U of W, she moved to New York City, where she met Allan May (a Chicago boy and a future reporter for the Everett Herald). They were married in 1946 in Everett. They had four daughters: Elizabeth May (William Walters), Martha May (Alex Dejneka), Meredith Webster (Dick), and Melinda May (Neil Lane), and son-in-law Bob Hasegawa. Her eight grandchildren are Tatiana Dejneka (Harvey Exum), Alexander and Nicolas Dejneka; Rhys Walters (Bernarda Matamala); Douglas Webster and Barbara Webster; Mineko Hasegawa (Jordan Burnette) and Toshiko Hasegawa (Michael Charles). Her family also includes two great-granddaughters and son-in-law Robert Hasegawa, and many nieces and nephews. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Allan; her parents; her two brothers, Robert and Joseph Brown; and her sister, Betty Brown Dwyer. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Everett for her immediate family only. Remembrances may be made to Catholic Community Services, the Everett Gospel Mission or to a charity of your choice. She was much loved, and will be sorely missed.
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