Cornelia May Wallace

May 17, 1931 - Oct 18, 2016


Cornelia M. Wallace:
We lost our mother, grandmother and best friend in Elk Grove, October 18, 2016 at age 85. “May” was preceded in death by her loving husband Louis L. Wallace, son Tony Wallace and grandson Jeffery Wallace. Loving mother of Terry (Jennifer) Wallace, Patty Wallace, Pam (Denny) Furtado, Keith (Karen) Wallace. Cherished grandmother to Carrissa (Silvan) Menendez, Brooke Snead, Corey (Morganne) Snead, Katie Furtado and Tonka. Born in Parkersburg, West Virginia May 17, 1931. May went to Parkersburg High School and studied stenography. After high school, she went to Mountain State Business College. After graduating, she worked at Parkersburg Lumber Company as a secretary. May met the love of her life, Staff Sergeant Louis Wallace in 1950 at Christmas time; they were married May 27, after knowing him for only 5 months. They had their honeymoon on a Greyhound bus while moving to Sacramento, at Mather AFB. Lou then got transferred to Harlingen AFB in Texas where their first 3 children were born. During his Air Force career, her 4th child was born in England and last child in Atwater CA. Lou was stationed back to Sacramento and retired at Mather AFB in 1975, where May ended her career at the Mather hospital as a Medical Transcriber. May enjoyed spending time with her family as well as meeting the Mather Grazers for dinner once a month. She was a pro at Jeopardy, any cross word puzzles, and playing words with friends with her daughter and nieces. Tonka, her Yorkshire Terrier was her constant companion and made her smile with his kisses. Friends are invited to attend her Celebration of Life Services, 10:00 AM on Friday, November 4, 2016 at ELK GROVE EAST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd in Elk Grove, CA. 95624. Reception following the services at a different location.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


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