Miles Franklin May, 2001 – 2008
GYPSUM, Colorado ” Miles Franklin May was born on Aug. 27, 2001. He was a beautiful baby, with a full head of black hair that eventually turned sandy brown. He lived to be 6 years old. He died Saturday following a tragic accident at his family’s home in Gypsum.
Miles always had a smile on his face and he was everyone’s best friend. He made people happy.
He loved the outdoors and everything about it from rocks to snakes and bears. He left his collection of sticks lined up at the back door and his rock collection in the washing machine and dryer. He loved to play on the hillside, making a shelter out of sticks in the summer; or sledding in the winter.
Miles was also very athletic. He could ride his bike without training wheels when he was just 4 1/2 years old. He was the kid, at soccer games, who was wherever the ball was. T-ball was also great fun for Miles, but hockey was his true love. He smiled as he skated by.
Miles started kindergarten this year. He was beginning to read and he loved his teacher. He worked hard on his artwork and his handwriting was excellent.
He loved to draw and color. Many times the May family would sit down together and draw pictures and color. He played close attention to detail. A friend observed that “you could see things happening” in Mile’s pictures.
“There is so much more that we could tell you, and we know there is so much his friends could share about Miles. He was a remarkable boy and he will always be our sweetest angel,” said his mother, Olimpia May.
He is survived by his loving parents Olimpia Patricia May and Scott Warner May and his sister Reece Kendall May, of Gypsum.
He is also survived by his treasured grandparents, Connie and Frank Medina of Minturn, Pete and Jackie Christensen of Scottville, Mich., and Margaret May of Traverse City, Mich.; his devoted aunts and uncles, Ben and Angela Medina of Minturn, Carlos and Kim Medina of Fort Collins, Michael and Marie Medina of Minturn, Dave and Kelly May of Grand Rapids, Mich., Jeff and Jennifer Christensen of Scottville, Mich.; and many cousins in both Colorado and Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Stuart W. May of Traverse City, Mich.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday at the Eagle Valley High School. Please come at 10 a.m. to visit with the family and remember Miles. The service will be at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at Red Hill Elementary School.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up in the name of Miles Franklin May at the American National Bank in Eagle. For information please call 328-7333.