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R. May

November 7, 1918 — June 5, 2009

Longtime Jackson Resident Frances May Dies at Age 90

Frances Moulton May, 90, was born November 7, 1918 at Grovont, Lincoln, Wyoming, more commonly known as Mormon Row. Her parents were John Alfred Moulton and Bartha Elizabeth Blanchard Moulton. She graduated from Jackson-Wilson High School in 1937. She lived on Mormon Row with her parents until April 2, 1942 when she married Warren May in the Logan Temple in Logan, Utah. A week after they were married, Warren left to serve in the army in World War II.

Upon returning from Belgium in April 1946, Warren was hired by Bruce Porter to work at the Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Frances enjoyed life at the ranch, where she took care of her husband and four sons. She was a great cook and made meals for family, as well as many of the ranch workers. She also sewed all of her sons' clothes and continued to enjoy quilting, knitting, and embroidery throughout her life. One of her favorite hobbies was gardening and she created flourishing flower and vegetable gardens. Frances also worked at Jackson Drug for 30 years and was an active member of the LDS Church.

Frances passed away June 5, 2009 in Medford, Oregon while living with her son, Gary and his family. A funeral was held in her honor on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at the LDS Chapel. She is interred at the Victor Cemetery near many of her family members.

Frances is survived by her husband, Warren May, 91, her four sons, Dennis, Leslie, Brent, and Gary, her nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 13, 2009 at the L.D.S. Church in Jackson. A visitation will be an hour prior to the service. An obituary to follow.

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