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Mike Mays

Mike Mays 1961 ~ 2008 On July 18th, 2008 Mike was suddenly and unexpectedly called home to be with his family members that preceded him on his trip home.He was born February 2, 1961. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and John Mays. He was a father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. Mike was a general contractor and built his company into a successful business. He worked for Narnia Construction for 10 years. He then built his company RH Mays Construction into a very successful business. He then joined Martelz Home Improvements building and remodeling up scale homes. His knowledge and expertise in the construction field was amazing and impressive. His tenacity with problem solving brought an excitement to the work place. His excitement of a challenge, as well as his job in general, gave him challenges that amazed us all. Mike could do anything beautifully and perfectly paying attention to the smallest details. Through Mike's life, he met and conquered many adversities. He worked hard at his marriage but in the end they could not make it work. The result of this marriage produced the beautiful children they had together; the children kept Mike going. He is survived by his children: Brooke Mays, Michael Mays Workman; sisters: Patricia Mays, Cynthia Mays and brother, John Anthony Mays, Aunt Edna Drake and Uncle Thomas Howarth; grandchildren: Angel and Elijah, as well as his constant and faithful companion, his wonderful dog, Chance. There was a strong and beautiful bond between Chance and Mike. Chance worked by Mike's side daily on his construction projects. Mike looked to Brooke for help and support as much as Brooke looked to him. They were the best of friends and Brooke's children were very important to him and made him happy and proud. Mike had daily interaction with his children and grandchildren whether there was a soccer game to cheer on the grandchildren or just a quiet night at home watching a movie, they were the bright stars in his life. He enjoyed camping with his son, Mike, Jr. He loved gardening and was a great cook. Mike had some difficulties at the end of his life, but none that will keep him from walking through the pearly gates. All of us that he left behind will miss him always. May God keep and hold him close until we join him in the peace and contentment he well deserves. In lieu of flowers please make donations at any Zions Bank in the name of "Michael Mays Donations Account" in order to assist his children with the expenses. Funeral service: Tuesday, July 15th 6 p.m., Calvary Chapel, 460 West Century Drive (4500 S).
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on July 13, 2008
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