Carey G. May, 92, passed peacefully away into his eternal life on April 23, 2014, at the Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces. He is survived by his loving wife, Lee Eva, of 62 years, and their three sons, Gary May of Durango, Colorado, Kevin May of Carson City, Nevada, and Steven May and wife, Ashalee, of Everett, Washington. Carey was born in Lubbock, Texas, and after graduating from high school, entered Kemper Military School in Boonsville, Missouri. He served in the U.S. Army in England and France in World War II. After the war, he returned and obtained a master's degree in music from Southern Methodist University. After graduation, he married Lee and moved to Cupertino, California. They returned to Lubbock, where they raised their sons. Carey developed real estate, and later worked for a county government agency focused on serving senior citizens in West Texas. After retiring, Carey and his wife lived in Guadalajara, Mexico, before permanently retiring in Las Cruces. He and his wife have been residents of Las Cruces for the past 19 years. Carey's favorite pastimes included reading fiction, photography, and listening to music. He appreciated music from classical symphony and big bands to jazz. Carey was a warm and caring person and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Services will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church at 518 Alameda Blvd., Las Cruces, on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Time is 1 p.m. Service will be performed by the Rev. Cannon Dr. Scott Ruthven. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carey's name to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church or Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana, Las Cruces, NM.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on May 15, 2014