Richard May and family love Whatcom County.


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Daughters Ruby & Tilly, Richard and wife Melanie.

Richard May's family: Wife Melanie has a masters degree and works as a behavior consultant with disabled, deaf, and autistic persons. She volunteers with the PTO, has taught introductory sign language at the local library. Daughter Ruby is a straight A 4.0 student, has performed in many school plays, sometimes as the lead, and participated in a project to install historic informative plaques on noteworthy buildings in Blaine city. Ruby and her sister Tilly play and record many musical instruments. Tilly won a coloring contest as a preschooler and enjoys making art. Their home also has a chihuahua named Gringo Starr.


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Richard bought his property in Blaine in 1994, and his daughters are the 5th generation of the May family representing 120 years in Washington State since Louie May senior came out from Kentucky for the 1898 Klondike gold rush, coming back empty handed and settling in Edmonds, WA (North Seattle area), where Louie May junior lived out his entire life, and raised his son Richard May senior (Richard May's father), who graduated from Walla Walla university, then got a PHD in California, then returned to the Pacific Northwest as a university professor and at one point authored a psychology text book.

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Richard May is named after decorated US Marine F. Richard May, brother of Louie May junior.

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Richard's mother's grandfather, John Tobyn was chief of Spokane Water & Power Authority from 1918-1946

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Richard's grandmother worked at Washington Power and Light, was the first female bassist for the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, advanced in politics as national vice chair of Eisenhower's 1956 campaign, then served on the Republican National Committee.

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Richard's mother has a Masters in Theology, and worked for the church for many decades. (that's Richard, alter boy).

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