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Amanda May

June 30, 2016


July 05, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home

Prayer Service

July 05, 2016
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral Service

July 06, 2016
- 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior.

Nativity Catholic Church


Boulger Funeral Home

Amanda May

June 30, 2016


Amanda Kathleen May, 33, passed away after a long, hard fought battle with Stage 4 colon cancer, at 1:45pm on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Sanford Health in Fargo. She was surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones. Amanda was born on December 13, 1982 the first child of Roxanne and Mark May in Fargo, ND.

Amanda grew up in Fargo, ND with a large family made larger by the addition of foster—and later adopted—siblings. She was one of the sweetest and the most caring people that many had the honor of knowing. Amanda graduated in 2005 from Concordia College, with a degree in Elementary Education. In 2013, she graduated from Wayne State College, Detroit MI, with a Master’s Degree in Library Science. Amanda worked as a library tech at Minnesota State Community and Technical College from 2010 until August of 2015, when she was forced to quit, due to health issues. After she was unable to continue working, Amanda volunteered her time to help others. Amanda had been offered her “dream job” in January of 2014 as a cataloger in the library at NDSU, she refused the position due to being diagnosed with cancer that same month.

Amanda had many different interests, but two of her largest passions in life were music and literature. Amanda played the viola starting in 5th grade and she continued to play until the end. She played with many different orchestras and even taught private lessons to many young artists. Amanda also grew up devouring books, she even became friends with her librarians, such was her love of literature. She continued to find escape in books throughout her life and recommended books to others whether asked for or not.

Amanda is survived by her parents, Mark and Roxanne May, her grandparents Ann and Eugene Lucy, her sisters Alyssa, Alexa, Lindsay, Cindy, Emilee, and Mary May, and her brothers, Christian and Christopher May. She is also survived by a large number of extended family and numerous friends. She is preceded in death by her Aunt Ramona Lucy, her Uncle Raymond Lucy, her grandparents Agnes and Joseph May, and her Aunt Theresa Palmer.

A vigil is being held at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, ND on Tuesday, July 5th, visitation hours from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a prayer service to follow at 7:00 pm. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 6th at 11:00 am at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo, ND with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Fargo following the funeral service and luncheon.

The entire May family would like to give our sincerest thanks to all of the nurses, doctors, friends, and extended family who helped Amanda throughout the time of her illness.


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18 responses to “Amanda May”

  1. Courtenay Misheski says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Amanda’s passing and for the tremendous loss felt by her family and friends. I always enjoyed visiting with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Tammie Jacob says:

    Roxanne and Mark,

    I am so very sorry for your families loss! I’ve had such a connection to many of your kids and while I didn’t personally know Amanda, I know how close knit you are and how much you value family! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  3. Colleen Soultz says:

    I am so sorry I can’t make it to either the funeral or showing but your whole family is in my deepest prayers. Amanda is now in peace with God.

  4. Linda Withey says:

    I worked with Amanda at JoAnn’s and always enjoyed working with her. She was so kind to everyone. I am shocked and saddened to hear of her untimely passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

  5. Cindy Brown says:

    Mark and Roxanne,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I always remember the time at Christmas when we were all together. Amanda was always smiling and so happy. We love you and God bless.
    Mark, Cindy, and family

  6. Gayle Hyde says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. Amanda was a delightful person who I had the pleasure of having in my English class. She will be missed. May your memories bring you comfort.

  7. Catherine McMullen says:

    I had the pleasure of having Amanda in classes at Concordia. She was a conscientious student and a joy to teach. God’s peace to you.

  8. Brenda Cain says:

    Amanda was a sweet and thought girl. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a student of mine back at Agassiz Middle School and I have such positive memories of her kind, humble attitude.
    My condolences her family.

  9. Chuck, Netti, Landon and Taylor Braun says:

    I am so sorry for the pain and grief you are going through. We are praying for the Lord to carry you through and give you strength. He will not leave you. You have our sympathy.


    Sending my condolences to Amanda’s family and friends. Cancer is a terrible disease that robs precious lives. Her life will not be forgotten and God has promised that very soon “No resident will say: ‘I am sick’… (Isaiah 33:24). May she rest in peace.

  11. Dean and Darcy Warkenthien says:

    Darcy and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in our prayers during this difficult time!

  12. Michelle Richardson says:

    so so sorry for your loss! I know that Megan valued Amanda’s friendship through the years.

  13. DeLynda Tappe & the Academy Staff says:

    We are so sorry for your families loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Our deepest sympathy.

  14. Laurie Gress says:

    Dear May Family,
    We offer our sincerest sympathy to your family in the loss of your daughter and sister Amanda. Amanda was our daughter’s first violin instructor. Your daughter would meet the girls at Nativity Saturday mornings and she would give lessons while she was in college. We always knew of Amanda’s great talent and passion to teach and she offered this with the most sweet inspirational methods. Our daughters continued to play through high school and with the FMAYS. We are very sad for your loss…and will send prayers your way for she will be missed.
    Laurie, Dave Gress, Lindsey and Hannah, of “Three Generations”

  15. Cheri Hagen says:

    May we all find a way to the peace that Amanda would want us to have…she will be sorely missed and forever in our hearts.

  16. Esli Manzo says:

    My deepest condolence to the May’s family and anyone that was close to Amanda May. It caught my attention her nice smile she has on the picture. These days health issues doesn’t respect ones age, unfortunately just like Amanda May. But there is hope!! I would like to share some soothing words for the crumbled heart. In the good book in John 5:28-29 in part says “for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”. So soon Amanda will hear the voice of all voices and will rise again to a better life hear on earth, where the family and anyone that knew Amanda, could see her beautiful smile again.

  17. Rachel Farmington says:

    My condolences on the loss of Amanda. Our creator is a God of love
    who views death as an enemy. A time will come when death and all the sadness it causes will
    be destroyed in God’s due time. Please find a measure of comfort from
    Revelation 21:3,4.

  18. Grisel Diaz says:

    Rest assured Amanda is in our loving Almighty father’s memory. She will be one of those who will hear Jesus’ voice when he calls all those sleeping in death to a resurrection of life (John 5:28&29). Amanda will have the opportunity to live on a beautiful earth without pain or suffering. These promises are found in the Bible and will be fulfilled just like all other promises found in the word of God. In the meantime find comfort knowing that Jehovah God is close to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18). He will give you the strength and help you need to cope during this difficult time. Email me and we can discuss what the future holds for all our loved ones sleeping in death. Find real comfort in the scriptures and trust God and know He will listen to your prayers and help you during this sad time.

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