Feb. 16, 1943 - Sep. 28, 2020

Date of Service: Oct. 9, 2020

TWIN FALLS –Ronald C May, of Twin Falls, passed away at his home on Monday, September 28, 2020, at the age of 77.

Ron was born February 16, 1943, to Clifton Alfred May and Hazel Hammon May. He had five siblings, Sharon, LuDene, Linda, Bob and Dave.

Ron was raised in the Emerson area, attended school in Heyburn and graduated from Minico High School. Ron learned the value of hard work and responsibility through farming with his dad. He loved seeing the results of planting, growing and harvesting the crops.

He attended Brigham Young University before leaving for a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was called to serve in the Scotland Edinburgh Mission. He treasured his mission experience and gained a love for the Scottish people.

Upon returning from his mission, he became reacquainted with his high school sweetheart, Kathie Condie. Ron and Kathie were married August 21, 1964, in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple. Early in their married life, Ron decided to get his pilot’s license; he later added his instrument rating. Ron enjoyed flying and the challenge of learning new things.

He worked with his dad until he started farming on his own in both Castleford and Paul. After 16 years of farming, Ron was ready for a new challenge and built a convenience store in Twin Falls. The store had a carwash and fuel pumps and kept the whole family busy. After 15 years it was time for another change. Ron opened Quickdraw Embroidery with his son-in-law and enjoyed his time there until his retirement in 2014.

Ron was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many different callings within the Church, including bishoprics and as a temple worker. He especially loved working with the youth. He taught by his example of service, hard work, testimony and dedication.

He loved being a friend, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He worked hard and played hard. Ron will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Ron is survived by his loving wife, Kathie May; his children, Tammy (Scott Bartlett), Rick (Amy), Cindy (Kelly Duffin), Christy (Ryan Hawker), Angie (Brian Merx), and Jeff (Jodi); 23 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Sharon Heiner of Paul, LuDene Barnard of Nampa, Linda Scott (Kent) of Bountiful, Utah, and Bob May (Sheryl) and Dave May (Debi) both of Paul. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Twin Falls Stake Center, located at 2085 S. Temple Drive. Burial will be in Rupert Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Friday, preceding the funeral, both at the church.

For those unable to attend the funeral in person, a live webcast will be available at the following link: https://youtu.be/dkOO0-QSLu8.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home of Burley.

Condolences for Ronald C May

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From Marilyn and Clynn Mann:
Kathie, you and Ron were our mentors at Cove Fort. How we loved spending time with you. You were such great examples to us. You inspired us to be better than we were. You weeded the RV park, and made it much nicer. When we visited with you and Ron several years ago you were wonderful and gave us a place to stay and a wonderful meal. You always did more than was expected. Love and good memories
From Becky Bingham:
Thank you Ron and Kathie for so many memories at you home. So many events that tie our families together. Lake Powell, Thanksgivings, snowmobiling and boating and other family reunions. Families, people, and your testimony spoke with out words. Just the way you lived. Til we meet again! So blessed by your life!!!
From Shirleen Traveller:
Kathie, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Through the atonement of Jesus Christ, you will be comforted and bless. You have a wonderful family who love you. Look to the future with faith.
From Serina Heiner-Vodraska:
There so many wonderful memories of Uncle Ron. The countless memories of him spending time with us as children were wonderful. Boating on Bear Lake, snowmowbiling in SunValley and Icekating, to name a few. His numberous stoies of his advertures and of course Scotland. I am very grateful of his time that he and Aunt Kathy has spent in visiting my mother. All the momories that we all share will be cherished.
From Joan Smith:
There are so many memories attached to our friendship over the years. I'll always remember listing my house with Ron and it sold in three days! You have both been so kind to me as friends and ministers. I'll miss him. Lots of love and prayers to you and your family.
From Gary L & Chic Moffitt:
We will always cherish our friendship with Kathie and Ron as well as all of their children. There are many memories with our acquaintance with them and their children. He will be missed.
From Scott and Angie Frost:
Kathie, we are so sorry for you loss.
Ron has left a big impression for us here at home. We are so blessed to known him. You are in our prayers.
From Dyann Blood:
I have many wonderful memories of Uncle Ron. Uncle Ron was always very kind, smart, accomplished, fun, and generous. I remember the doll he gave me from Scotland. I loved visiting his beautiful home in Rock Creek, and appreciated the many visits he and Kathie made to mother over the years, and especially since my father died. Ron will be missed, and definitely left the world a better place with his influence!
From Rachael Carter Wight:
Cindy and Family, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My heart is with you. He was such a good man. I hope your family will be comforted by each other and friends.
From Randy Gillette :
Kathy you have our deepest condolences, So many awesome memories from working with Ron in the young men’s , snowmobiling, horse back riding, hunting, lake Powell, and water skiing. But my most favorites was stopping by the store and just visiting.
I will miss him truly.
From Sandy Thomas :
He was a good friend to Brent, he will enjoy seeing him in heaven. Hugs to your family
From Sherm and Barbara Olmstead:
Kathie and family, You and Ron were always such good friends to us while living in Twin Falls. Fun horseback rides, working with the YM, and just being there as friends sharing your home, family and lives with us. We love you and are grateful for you both. We will miss Ron, his generous influence, and his kind and thoughtful friendship.
From Ray & Linda Coats:
Kathie...We will so miss Ron in a big way. We have so many fun memories with both of you. Caravan trips in our motor homes to Jackson Hole...horseback riding trips and more...! Ray will never forget the weekly horseback rides with Ron and Ellis in the South Hills and Sawtooth Mtns. We wish you and your family well. We love you both and will be friends forever..
From Martin and Shae Merx:
Loving condolences for the loss of this man. I have always been impressed by the May family and they clearly had a great example in Ron.
From Phil & Sue Dickson:
Loved our time together at Cove Fort. You and Kathy will always share our heart.
From Connie Egbert Silcock :
Dear May family, My heart aches for your loss, I hope happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time!!
From David, Lisa, and Seth Chadwick:
Ron always has a special special place in our hearts. We felt like he recognized Seth a couple of months ago which was so amazing and wonderful for us. You are such an awesome family. Thank you for your dear friendship.
From John and Judy Hansen:
We share in your loss, Kathie and family. We so enjoyed serving together at Cove Fort and your positive influence on us. We felt of your live for our Heavenly Father and our Savior. We share in that live and look forward to the wonderful reunion we will have beyond the veil. Until then, you are in our hearts and we think of you often. We reach out to you with love and support. We treasure our friendship and we are grateful for you in our life.
From Jay and Janet Thomson:
We are so very sorry to learn of this. We greatly enjoyed getting to know you both and serving our mission with you at Cove Fort. Elder May was a wonderful person and an inspiration to us all. We love you both.
From Wade & Vernae Pettingill:
The world has lost a good, positive and godly man. He had a great influence for good on others in this community. We will always be grateful for the wonderful neighbors that the May’s were to us in our early married life in the 5th ward. May God keep you in His tender care, till He brings us together again.....
From Steve Pearson :
Kathie, so sorry to hear about Ron. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be blessed and comforted during this hard time.
From Bert and Elaine Stevenson:
Kathie and the family of Ron I want you to know what a great example Ron has been to me and I appreciate the time you spent in Emmerson Our prayers are with you.
From Tami Clark:
May family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Matt & Tami Clark
From Marla Rasmussen:
Kathi and family I'm so sorry for your loss. A great man. Bless you all at this time.

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