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Bertha Jane (Miller) May

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Bertha Jane (Miller) May Obituary
MAY, Bertha Jane (Miler)

Bertha Jane (Miller) May, born south of Prairie View, Arkansas on September 11, 1919 to Charles Vinson Miller of Prairie View and Ader Elena Whitecotton of Yell County. Bertha passed away October 14, 2013 in Visalia, California leaving a life time of family and friends.

Raised in Texas and Oklahoma, Bertha moved to southern California to work in an aircraft factory during World War II. She married James Washington May in Santa Barbara, \
California on July 4th, 1943, raised and cared for her family there. She was active in civic functions while living in
Baldwin Park, California, and later retired with her husband to El Toro, California.

Bertha is survived by her children: son Charles Richard May of Littleton, Colorado, son James Washington May, Jr. of Visalia, California, and daughter Janey Yvonne Powers of Denver, Colorado, sisters: Mary Lucille Riley of North Richland Hills, Texas, Marie Reed of Montrose, Colorado, and Charlene Speer of Durango, Colorado, and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Bertha will be interred with her husband James Washington May at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road in Whittier, California at a graveside memorial service on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Ave. Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 732-8371.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Oct. 19, 2013
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