Merryl E. May(1950 - 2018)

Merryl E. May, USAF, Ret, age 68, passed away March 26, 2018 at the UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. Merryl was born March 4, 1950 at Castle AFB, Merced, Calif., to Russell and Norma Jean May. As an Air Force "brat," he lived in Kansas, California, Alaska, Arkansas, England and Minnesota, and in 1969 joined the Air Force to continue traveling. Michigan, Egypt and Germany were a few of those adventures for Mr. May.

During the last six months he was stationed in Germany. He was stationed very close to his sister. They traveled to historic towns and wine festivals. Merryl also enjoyed the famous race tracks of Europe before moving back stateside to retire at Holloman AFB, NM.

In the early 1990s his parents moved to Albuquerque from Klamath Falls, Oregon. They shared an interest in the local history, food, beauty of the land and especially the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Merryl, his sister and their father served a combined 66 years in the Air Force with the great support of his mother.

He is survived by his sister, Debra May of Dover; his cousin, Marlene and her husband, Frank Hinman; and his mother's sister, Juanita Dower.

Burial service with honors was Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guest book for Merryl at

Published in Dover Post from May 16 to May 25, 2018