May Harris Perkins: 1921-2005


May Harris Perkins, a former resident of Craig, died Jan. 8 in Minneapolis after a lengthy illness.

She was 83.

May was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Ottawa, Ontario, the oldest child of Christina McRae Harris and Eugene Leonard Harris.

She was a former resident of Anoka, Minn., Denver and Craig.

May was a graduate of Syracuse University and the University of Minnesota.

She was teacher, small business owner, writer, singer, loving mother and grandmother.

May is survived by her sister, Jean Sutton; her children and their spouses, Christina and Danny Meyer, Corles and Shelley Perkins, Robin and James Lee; her grandchildren, McRae and Larisa Meyer, Nathan Lee and his wife Jennifer, Andrew Lee and Sarah Lee; cousins, nephews and nieces, and great-nephews and nieces.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Wooddale Church, Highway 212 and Shady Oak Road in Eden Prairie, Minn.

The family prefers memorials to Minnesota FoodShare, P.O. Box 7509, Minneapolis, MN 55407-0509 or Soteria Family Health Center, Suite 111, 12805 Highway 55, Plymouth, MN 55441-3859, a nonprofit, Christian clinic whose staff cared for May during her last years.

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