May Corbett, 86 of Boise, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 4,
was born on January 7, 1934 to Ada Maxine (Knapp) and Orland Charles Sturgis in
Norton Kansas. They later moved to Boise where she graduated from Boise High
married Charles Eugene Sullivan on June 9, 1953 who passed away on July 7, 1969
and later married William J. Corbett on August 13, 1973.
lived in many different parts of the world with her first husband Charles, as
they were transferred from base to base including, Germany, Holland,
Philippines, Alabama, Texas, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, and Idaho.
loved to do puzzles, crochet, playing cards, and making gifts for her
grandchildren. She cherished the days when she could walk on the beach enjoying
the sun and the sounds of the ocean. She was the #1 fan of Boise State
Football and was sad when she couldn’t watch them. She was a member of
CityHope Church and an active member of the Women’s Ministry where she loved
all the members.
was preceded in death by her loving mom, Ada M. Sturgis, her dad, Orland C.
Sturgis, and her husbands, Charles E. Sullivan and William Corbett.
is survived by her daughters, Connie M. Gilbert, Gail F. Nussbaum, and Karen D.
West; her sons-in-law, Mike K. Gilbert, Marvin J. Nussbaum, and Don L. West;
her grandchildren, Tasha L. Gilbert, Tonya M. O’Leary (Russ), Shawna M.
Buettner, Katrina A. Clifford (Mike), Kate A. Nussbaum, Kristine G. Przybylski
(Mark); her great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Avriana, Alayna, Siena, London,
Ailise, Birkley, and Alyia; her brothers, Wayne Sturgis (Barbara) and Walter
Sturgis, and numerous cousins and friends.
contributions in place of flowers may be made in her name to St. Luke’s
will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the
Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel. Burial will
follow at Meridian Cemetery.