Melba Clark May

May 27, 1917 ~ March 2, 2018 (age 100)

Melba Clark May passed away on March 2, 2018 in Henderson, Nevada.  She was born May 27, 1917 in Montpelier, Idaho, the first of 4 children born to William O. Clark and Myrtle Annie Dalrymple.  She graduated as valedictorian from Montpelier High School in 1935.  She graduated Brigham Young University graduating with a degree in business in 1941.  While at BYU she met and married Chester Harris May of Rupert, Idaho.  They were married February 19, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple and were married for 56 years.  In 1946 they settled in Denver where they raised 2 daughters, Susan May and Brenda (Randall) Weed. They moved to Aurora in 1952 where they opened the Deb 'n Heir Children's Store which they owned for 10 years. Melba also worked at Farmers & Merchants Bank in Provo, Utah, H & R Block, and as a secretary at the Air Force Accounting and Finance Center in Denver. 


She loved to read, sew, do handiwork, golf, as well as playing the piano and organ.  She loved Colorado and many outdoor activities and thoroughly enjoyed her association with many wonderful friends through her bridge club. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints having served in various callings, but music was her love.  She served as a ward organist for over 30 years and played at many weddings, funerals, and at the Denver Temple. 


Melba is survived by her 2 daughters, 1 son-in-law, 6 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, her sisters Marrial Clark Konvicka of Salt Lake City, Utah and Doris Clark Cranmer of West Jordan, Utah, all of whom she loved dearly.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester, her infant son, her parents, and her brother, Roger O. Clark. 


A family visitation will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 10-11am preceding the service at 11:00am at the LDS Church 11100 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora, Colorado 80014.  Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery 430 S. Quebec St., Denver, Colorado 80247. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Perpetual Education Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at  Leave condolences at

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