Johnson City Press Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shirley May Gauthier (Johnson), Johnson City

Published February 13th, 2012 11:13 pm

Born April 23, 1948
Died November 21, 2011
Laid to rest November 23, 2011
Shirley May was a long time native of the greater Seattle area (Edmonds) Washington State.
Daughter to the late Betty and Godfrey Gauthier, leaving behind one niece, one great niece, one nephew and one great nephew along with other surviving relatives. Also one long time Partner.
Shirley May graduated from Edmonds Woodway High School Class of 1966. She was a member of the Booster Club, Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls and D.A.R. Keeping in touch with all her friends and classmates through her 63 years on this earth.
Shirley May was very spiritual and down to earth, simple, kind and loving.
She had many great interests, history of all cultures especially the history of Indians and the Civil War. She loved theater, the mountains, the ocean and all creatures of the sea. She loved Disney, she loved being honest, and she loved to meet people, I guess accounting for her 23 years of dedication to the Rite-Aid Pharmacy.
She loved this earth and all the things in it. She loved the sun, the sky, the birds, the clouds, the trees and hills and the beauty of nature.
Having survived a stroke, heart surgery and a long term illness. She transplanted to East Tennessee to live out her remaining years.
Although she was limited in mobility, she was never limited on her love to all that passed her way, always smiling, laughing, content with her life, believing in what the world could be and did her share of being a fine symbol of what humanity is all about. Never passing up an opportunity to help someone, or to enjoy the day at hand.
She had many good works in the name of mankind on this earth and I am proud to have had her as my wife, to fill another chapter in my life, though her book of life has been opened she will never be forgotten and I hope that each time a friend or family hears the wind, smells the grass, watches a cloud, sees a rainbow, a deer, a rabbit or a bird that they will remember her good nature and if they get to a point in their life where they have to climb a mountain, let them take each step with faith and remember no mountain is high enough, and its only one more step to the top. Shirley May will be greatly missed and truly loved, she touched many and now she lives above. We all lost a true friend the day she died, so now lets pray and try not to cry. Lord bless her and keep her, for she belongs by your side. As the pure and simple angel she was in our lives. Amen bye bye my love. Thank you.