Jun 01, 1921 - Nov 12, 2014
Robert Allen May was born to Robert L. and Mamie May and was raised in Amherst, Texas along with his brother Davis (Jo)and sister Marylouise (R.P.) Reed. Bob attended the University of Texas, receiving a degree in Civil Engineering, and then joined the Navy. Back stateside, he ended up in Denver where he met his wife, Elizabeth (“Betty”), who preceded him in death in 2011. Their family grew to include five children: Bill (Gail), Larry (Dawn), Tom, Andy, and Kathy (Jeff) Ingelse. After working for private engineering firms, Bob started a long career at the Bureau of Reclamation, which lead the family to Carson City. Bob was a believer in social justice, community improvement, and environmental preservation and volunteered with the Tahoe Rim Trail, F.I.S.H., and more. Bob is also survived by his grandchildren, Tiffany, Jonathan, and Isaiah, and his great grandchildren, Ella, Mateo, and Leyla. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist on 12/06/2014 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to the Capital City Circles Initiative or Imagine No Malaria through the Methodist church.