May Corcoran

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 5.20.53 PM  May Corcoran of Everson passed away on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Good Samaritan Stafholt Center in Blaine.
  May was one of eight children, born Dec. 11, 1924, in Bellingham to Louis and Reah May (Mose) Cowan. She grew up on Lummi Island where she lived for 47 years, then made her home in Everson, where she spent most of the remainder of her life. She enjoyed her garden and flowers and took great pride in mowing her three acres of lawn. She loved the old-time western music, some of which she sang from memory to her children and grandchildren up until a day before her passing. Gene Autry was her favorite cowboy. The most important thing to her though, was her family and she will be greatly missed.
  May was preceded in death by her husband, John Corcoran; grandson David; and longtime friend and companion Jim Keehn; brothers Stanley, Louis and Walter; and sister June.
  She is survived by her children, Eileen (John) Hanson, Steve (Leslee) Smith and Jackie Edin; five grandchildren, Angela (Travis), Jennifer, Josh, Jerry (Carlena) and Stephanie (Dave); three great-grandchildren, Nicolas, Max and Angie; three sisters, Joyce Bowhay, Alice Bowhay and Lois Rhodda; and many nieces and nephews.
  May’s final resting place will be at the Lummi Island Cemetery and a celebration of her life will be held on the island in spring 2016.
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