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Obituary – Sheila Ann (Putman) May – 1946-2022 (Concord)

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Sheila Ann (Putman) May passed away May 22,, 2022.

She is survived by her sister, Carol Putman of Clayton CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Jessie Putman of Clayton.

The family farmed Walnuts on two acres on Concord Boulevard in the 1950s. She attended schools in Concord and Clayton, and graduated from Clayton Valley High School in 1962.


She then attended Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill graduating with an A.A. Degree.

Sheila May worked with Dave McNeil Dish Gardens in Concord CA, she worked with Sunset Nursery in Danville and for several years with the City of Walnut Creek in the Bedford Theater Ticket Office.

She worked with Judy Sandkuhle, now of Sunset Color Nursery, Danville, and with Orchard Nursery in Lafayette where she worked with the crew that bought, designed, and installed the elaborate Christmas decorations seen there each year. She had a broad knowledge of plants and their propagation, including the care of exotic plants. Her deck was always filled to the brim with a wide, colorful array of plants and flowers.

Sheila loved her cats. She once adopted four females who quickly gave her 22 kittens With the help of her many friends, she found loving homes for all of them.


She loved her stuffed animals as well and her house was filled with them.

Sheila was proud of her Irish roots and her Native American heritage. She was loving, funny and playful and will be sorely missed by her many friends and family

In lieu of flowers or tears, her family requests a donation to an animal rescue organization of your choice.

Resting Now In Peace, Sheila Ann (Putman) May

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RedMoonWalk October 29, 2023 - 3:29 PM - 3:29 PM

She was a collector of McCoy early California pottery. and other antiques. And her dolls! She had dolls dating back to the 60s. She had a two-story doll house in a linen closet with hundreds of pieces of tiny furniture, some her father made for her, and tiny decor throughout the house. The doll house had a clothes closet with tiny wire hangers for the tiny doll’s clothes. She will be missed by her many loving friends as a sweet, thoughtful, considerate and fun-loving young lady. The kind with which you wanted to share moments in life. May she rest eternally in God’s grace.

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