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November 30, 1946 ~ July 6, 2020 (age 73)


Lawrence Robert May

November 30, 1946 – July 6, 2020

Larry May set off on his biggest adventure yet after a long battle with cancer. 

Larry was born in the Colfax hospital to Morgan and Meijhi May and enjoyed his younger years in Garfield, WA.  The small town could not contain his spirit nor his imagination. He was drafted into the US Marine Corps and found himself excelling in electronics.  He served in Okinawa, Japan which likely spurred his interest in exploring and living abroad. 

While traveling he met Adair Bruce, a native Kiwi.  They married and settled in Dunedin, NZ where he established a successful advertising agency. His attention to detail and strong work ethic led to many big contacts. 

Following divorce Larry moved to Australia for a while before eventually returning to the US.  His final years were spent back in his hometown of Garfield though he developed wonderful friends around the world who remained in touch until the end. 

Larry had a tremendous appreciation for nature and had a soft spot for animals. He loved music, photography/videography, and sharing stories with friends. 

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Morgan and Meijhi and his brother Riley. He is survived by his brothers Dennis and Ron, his sister-in-law Cathie (whom he considered his sister and adored), many cousins, nieces and nephews as well many dear friends. 

The family would like to thank the staff of LaDow Court in Garfield and the Kindred Hospice team for their compassionate care of Larry in his final weeks. 

Kramer Funeral Home will facilitate interment of Larry’s cremains at the Goldenrod Cemetery at Tekoa, WA.   A remembrance service will be held in the fall if circumstances allow us to gather safely. 

Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Washington is caring for the family.  On line condolences may be left at

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