Person:May Howe (1)

May Castella Howe
d.13 Feb 2001 Lansing, Michigan
m. 8 Apr 1905
  1. May Castella Howe1906 - 2001
  2. Eliza Adell Howe1909 - 1918
  3. Marshall Bradish Howe1912 - 1987
  4. Phillip Abraham Howe1915 - 2003
  5. Dorothy Marjorie Howe1918 - 1995
  6. Donald Raymond Howe1919 - 1990
m. 13 Dec 1923
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] May Castella Howe
Gender Female
Birth[4][5] 19 Mar 1906 Corunna, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States
Marriage 13 Dec 1923 to John Morrison Beardslee
Death[6] 13 Feb 2001 Lansing, Michigan
Burial[7] 17 Feb 2001 Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United StatesChapel Hill Memorial Gardens

Lansing State Journal Feb. 15, 2001 BEARDSLEE, MAY C. Lansing Age 94, died peacefully at her daughter Beverly's Lansing home. Born May Costella Howe, March 19, 1906 in Corunna, MI to Estella Maude Spencer Howe and Dempster Marshall Howe. She lived in Onoway, MI and in 1919 moved to Owosso, MI. She was married in 1928 to John Morrison Beardslee. While raising her three daughters, she became involved in singing the lead in stage plays sponsored by the Volley Ball Club and also for five years was a judge for the Oldsmobile Science Fair. She supervised at the Lansing Recreational Center for 26 years, teaching weaving, ceramics, metal enameling, china painting, and other crafts. She also supervised after school activities. At age 90, while living at Delta Retirement Center, she, with the help of her daughter, Beverly, authored a since published book "The Covered Wagon Way" depicting her travels as a little girl, while twice crossing America between Michigan and California. She brought much glee to many young Lansing school children while visiting their classrooms describing in detail some happenings experienced along the trail. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, John; granddaughters, Susan Wells and Terry Stanley; sisters, Elisa Howe, and Dorothy Ordway; brothers, Marshall, Donald Howe. Survivors include her 3 daughters, Lillian (George) Walker of San Diego, CA, Beverly (Wayne) Jackson of Lansing, MI and Joyce (Charles) Reason of Fowlerville, MI; 11 grandchildren; and many great and great-great-grandchildren; and very dear friends, Norma and Richard Young. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday with services 11 a.m. Saturday, February 17, in the Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing with Pastor Leicester R. Longden of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

  1. George D. Rollins. Rollins Family Tree.
  2. 1910 Census of Redondo township, Los Angeles, California
    p. 1.
  3. May Howe Beardslee. The Covered Wagon Way
    p. 56.
  4. 1910 Census of Redondo township, Los Angeles, California
    p. 1.
  5. May Howe Beardslee. The Covered Wagon Way
    p. 56.
  6. Social Security Death Index.
  7. May Beardslee's obituary.