Cassandra Schley-May |

Cassandra Schley-May

Memorial services for Cassandra “Cassie” Elizabeth Schley-May will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 S. Church St. in Grass Valley. There will be a community altar to remember and honor her life and spirit. People are invited to bring something to place on the altar. A potluck gathering follows the ceremony at Jacobson Dude Ranch, 11153 Cement Hill Road in Nevada City. For more information, call Diane Jacobson at 265-3152.

Ms. Schley-May died Friday, June 11. She was 22.

She was born March 22, 1982, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, to Renee and James Schley-May. She and her family moved to Nevada City in 1992. She was engaged to Christopher Harbour of North San Juan. She enjoyed dancing – African, Latin, flamenco, and many other free styles. She also enjoyed writing poetry, and music of all kinds. She played the piano. She was an honor student and had a deep interest in world religions and cultures. She was a certified massage therapist and yoga teacher. She spent much of her free time hiking and swimming at the Yuba River.

She is survived by her parents, Renee and James Schley-May; brother, Benjamin Schley-May; fiancee, Christopher Harbour; grandfather, Ken Schley; uncles Doug, Craig, and Clay Schley, and Donald May; aunts Ann Bridges and Linda Gatian; cousins Lyndsey Schley, Matt Brady, and Bobby Bridges. She was preceded in death by her grandmothers Madeline May and Ruth Schley; and grandfather Leo May.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cassandra Schley-May Memorial Fund at any Citizens Bank of Nevada County.

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