George H. May
July 20, 1940 - June 5, 2010
George H. May, of Craig, died June 5, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction following a brief illness. He was 69.
George was born July 20, 1940, in Winfield, Kan., the son of Glenn R. and Mabel (Lambotte) May. He was raised and attended school in Atlanta, Kan., and graduated from high school in 1958. In 1963, George was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Texas, Missouri and Germany until his discharge in 1965.
He married Wilma Weeda, of Delta, Utah, on Feb. 20, 1975, in Salt Lake City, and they became the parents of two sons, James and Jerry. They made their home in Goodland, Kan., until moving to Craig in June 1976.
George was involved in the construction of the power plants in both Craig and Hayden, and later became an employee at the Hayden station, where he worked in coal handling operations until his retirement.
George also operated a parking lot maintenance business and owned and operated a mobile home park.
As a young man, George made his choice to follow God’s plan for his life and continued steadfastly in this choice until his death. He enjoyed his work and reading the Bible.
He is survived by his wife Wilma May, Craig; sons James May and Jerry (Rachel) May, both of Craig; sisters Wanda (Gary) Headrick, of Atlanta, Kan., Mary (Kermit) Headrick, of Augusta, Kan., and Glenice Schraw, of Haughton, La.; brother Dale (Sherry) May, of Loveland; mother-in-law Martha Weeda, of St. George, Utah; brothers-in-law Walter (Linda) Weeda, of Sandy, Utah, and Arnold (Serena) Weeda, of Delta, Utah; sister-in-law Lois (Fred) Wechs; uncle John Lambotte; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Mabel May, and father-in-law, Elmer Weeda.
A funeral service was June 9, 2010, at The Grant Mortuary Chapel with Donovan Peterson and Olan Morrison officiating. Lorraine Morrison and Cynthia Young sang “Life’s Short Day,” and “Sing to Me the Songs of Zion,” accompanied by Linda Weeda.
Pallbearers were Jason, Walter and Arnold Weeda, Gary and Kermit Headrick, and Dalan Rozema. Interment followed in the Craig Cemetery with military honors by officers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and American Legion Post 62.
Memorial donations may be made to a memorial fund in George’s name at First National Bank of the Rockies, 600 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625.