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Johanna May

1926 - 2017
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Johanna Maria (Buijze) May

Jun 9, 1926 - April 29, 2017

Johanna died in San Carlos surrounded by family. Born in Middelharnis, The Netherlands, Johanna lived through the German occupation of Holland during WWII. As a teenager she made several solo trips through the Dutch countryside, by bicycle, trading family valuables for food for the family. In 1955 she came to the U.S. for the summer, met her future husband William May in San Francisco, and lived for the next 62 years in the Bay Area. She is survived by her brother Gijs Buijze, her daughter Cindy and husband Rick, son Byron and wife Kris, son Mike and wife Kathy, and 4 grandchildren: Alexa, Jessica, Peter and Kelly. She will be greatly missed.
Donations can be made to the ALS Foundation or the Nature Conservancy. More: mikehere.com/mom
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on June 11, 2017
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