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Allen Edward May

May 11, 1940 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 79)


Allen Edward May passed away March 15, 2020 at the age of 79 at his home in Pleasant Grove, Utah from age-related causes.  He was born May 11, 1940 to Stephen Glen May and Edna Maughan Haslam in Baker City, Oregon and was the sixth of seven children. 

During his early years he attended school in Baker City, Oregon and graduated from Baker Union High School in 1958.  He enjoyed music and played trombone in the high school band as well as a small musical group that played for dances at the Hotel Baker.  After high school he volunteered for service in the Army National Guard and later transferred to the Air Force Reserve.  He attended Brigham Young University where he met and married Georgiana Tussing in the Salt Lake Temple on June 2, 1961.  They were blessed with 11 children

Following his time at Brigham Young University he managed a career in Finance working for Beneficial Finance, Commercial Credit Equipment Corporation, and Freightliner Credit Corporation/Mercedes Benz Credit Corporation.

From 1962 to 1972, Allen traveled the seven western states serving farmers and aircraft customers.  In 1972, he relocated his family to Gresham (Portland), Oregon where he helped set up the nationwide offices for Freightliner/Mercedes Benz Credit Corporation. 

During his years in Gresham, Allen served as stake high councilor and Bishop of his ward over a period of 10 years.  

Allen then relocated his family to Wilmington, Delaware, where they lived for four years before relocating to Pleasant Grove, Utah.  He worked for R.C. Willey Furniture in Orem, Utah before his retirement in 2002.

He is survived by three of his siblings:  GeorgeAnna Fuller (Dee), Stephen May (Joyce) and Elizabeth King (Mitchel), his children Debra Larson (James), Kimberly Glen (Kenneth), Jay Russell May (Jennifer), Bradley May (Andrea), Stephen Derek May (Dana) Brent May (Tami), Ryan May (Cassy), Jon May (Mindy), Christopher May (Kandice), Ross May (Lara), Lorilee Snyder (Stephen), 42 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Glenna Meng (Bud), Marjorie Peterson (Lyle), and Jeannette Newberger (Warner). 

Allen enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and golf.  He loved his large family and many grandchildren.  He loved watching BYU sports and especially the Utah Jazz.  The lives of his family and friends have been greatly blessed by the life of Allen.

Due to current gathering restrictions to minimize illness exposure, services will be a private family graveside service and interment at the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at   

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Private Family Services
March 20, 2020

Pleasant Grove City Cemetery
550 North 100 West
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

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