Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:17 p.m.

MILLINOCKET – May A. McPheters, 90, went to live with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at a Millinocket hospital. She was born May 24, 1917, in Millinocket, the youngest daughter of John Daniel and Angie (Bosse) McDonald. May graduated from Stearns High School, Class of 1934, and attended the Farmington State Normal School. May married Ellsworth “Pete” McPheters, Oct. 8, 1935, in Millinocket. She was a part of I Care Ministry Church and the Manzo Prayer and Bible Study Groups for as long as she was able to attend. She was extremely patriotic and loved her country, her state, and her hometown. She was instrumental in the building of Stearns Assisted Living Complex and was awarded a proclamation from Gov. Angus King for her proposal. Many area residents have since benefited from this wonderful asset, including May, who loved her bright, roomy apartment. Her entire life was lived for the glory of God, and love of her family and friends. May’s greatest enjoyment was playing her piano and writing in her spiritual journal. The arrival of two great-grandsons, at her elderly age, made May a very happy person. She is survived by four beloved children, Peter J. McPheters and his wife, Janice, of Millinocket, Paul McPheters and his wife, Paula, of Brewer, Jane MacKay and her husband, Grant, of Millinocket, and Mary Blackfeather of Gray; six grandchildren, Bethanie, Thomas, Tammy, Amy, Kimberly, and Jerid; six great-grandchildren, Steve, Elizabeth, Joshua, Anthony, Dylan, and Luke; and one stepgrandson, Kevin. May will also be missed by several nieces, nephews, and many good friends. At May’s request, there will be no visiting hours, but relatives and friends are welcome and invited to attend a Christian service and musical tribute to May at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket, officiated by the Rev. Herschel Hafford. There will be a time of rejoicing in the music May loved. Gifts in memory of May may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, 10 Field St., Millinocket, ME 04462. “Lord, I love You, adore you. I bow down before You, I am ready to go” – May. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

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