Isabel, “Izzy” Mays VanValey former Kent resident passed in her home in Port Orchard on Rich Passage with family on July 24, 2022.
Born May 30, 1923 in Auburn, WA. Daughter of Edwin & Blossom (Bradford) Monk. Pateros High School grad ‘41; CWU grad, BA Ed ‘45; editor of Central’s Yearbook ‘43; married James Mays Dec 21, ‘44 Seattle; taught schools in Seattle, Auburn, & Kent; PTA awarded her The Golden Acorn award ‘52;
Retired to Port Orchard ‘82; married Joe VanValey ‘94; enjoyed being a Master Gardener, specializing in begonias & fuchsias, Tops #817, knitting, & her family.
She’s survived by brother, Edwin Monk, (Dora), son, John A Mays, “Skip,” (Phyllis), her late son, James S Mays, “Sandy,” passing nine days after her, daughters Cheryl L Crane, “Cheri” (Larry), & Hollyann Williams, (Dan), Chris Barber (late-Mike), grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews & nieces. Preceded in death James Mays, Joe VanValey, sisters Josephine Helman & Judy Wade.
Services will be Sept. 17, 2022 at 1:00 PM Harper Church-10384 SE Sedgwick Rd Port Orchard, officiated by Pastor John Edgecomb. Contributions to Children’s Hospital or a charity of choice.
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