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, age 78, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., will no longer ride lead for the S-S Ranch. Bill has moved on to the endless trails in the sky. I am sure he is saddling up Old Red right now. He peacefully passed away in his sleep on April 9, 2007.

He was born on May 20, 1928, in Steamboat Springs, Colo.,to Frederick Newton May and Anna Bowie May. Bill was one of five children who were raised on the S-S Ranch, the same ranch where he would eventually raise his own family years later.

As many know, he was an accomplished writer and long-time columnist for the Fence Post. He was a historian, musician, and poet. He was a walking cowboy encyclopedia. Many in his family wonder how he managed to accomplish so much in his lifetime. Many facts, stories, and memories of Bill’s are on paper and have been published. Many are not, but that’s what happens when you are feeding hay, calving, fixing fence, haying, gathering stock, guiding hunters, and shipping in the fall.

He served in the U.S. Army and active reserves from 1952 to 1961.

Bill married Cynthia Ann Biffle on June 25, 1954. Together they raised four children. Bill and Cynthia finally retired from ranching in 2004.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Cynthia, of Fruita; sons Stuart Scott and wife Nancy, J. Nathan and wife Sarah, David Bowie and wife Barbara, a daughter, Grace Ann Chew; and his grandkids: Kody May and wife Renee, Brandi and husband Gary Cole, Jed May and wife Suely, Hollie May, Dan May, Jacob Chew, Candice and husband Hiram Martin, KaDee Chew, Heather May, Quayle Chew, and Ben Allison; and great-grandkids: Jaque and Jo-el Cole, Kally and Jaycee May, and Jessel May. He is also survived by sisters Frances Dorr Wheeler and Helen Stonebrink; brother Jack W. May; and numerous nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors, far and near.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Dorthy.

“The world lost a great one on that April Day.

So I’m proud to introduce him Lord, Mr. William Bowie May.”

Services will be held on April 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Steamboat Springs (north on CR 129 by the airport.)

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hayden Heritage Museum, P.O. Box 543, Hayden, Colo., 81639.

, age 78, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., will no longer ride lead for the S-S Ranch. Bill has moved on to the endless trails in the sky. I am sure he is saddling up Old Red right now. He peacefully passed away in his sleep on April 9, 2007.

He was born on May 20, 1928, in Steamboat Springs, Colo.,to Frederick Newton May and Anna Bowie May. Bill was one of five children who were raised on the S-S Ranch, the same ranch where he would eventually raise his own family years later.

As many know, he was an accomplished writer and long-time columnist for the Fence Post. He was a historian, musician, and poet. He was a walking cowboy encyclopedia. Many in his family wonder how he managed to accomplish so much in his lifetime. Many facts, stories, and memories of Bill’s are on paper and have been published. Many are not, but that’s what happens when you are feeding hay, calving, fixing fence, haying, gathering stock, guiding hunters, and shipping in the fall.

He served in the U.S. Army and active reserves from 1952 to 1961.

Bill married Cynthia Ann Biffle on June 25, 1954. Together they raised four children. Bill and Cynthia finally retired from ranching in 2004.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Cynthia, of Fruita; sons Stuart Scott and wife Nancy, J. Nathan and wife Sarah, David Bowie and wife Barbara, a daughter, Grace Ann Chew; and his grandkids: Kody May and wife Renee, Brandi and husband Gary Cole, Jed May and wife Suely, Hollie May, Dan May, Jacob Chew, Candice and husband Hiram Martin, KaDee Chew, Heather May, Quayle Chew, and Ben Allison; and great-grandkids: Jaque and Jo-el Cole, Kally and Jaycee May, and Jessel May. He is also survived by sisters Frances Dorr Wheeler and Helen Stonebrink; brother Jack W. May; and numerous nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors, far and near.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Dorthy.

“The world lost a great one on that April Day.

So I’m proud to introduce him Lord, Mr. William Bowie May.”

Services will be held on April 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Steamboat Springs (north on CR 129 by the airport.)

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hayden Heritage Museum, P.O. Box 543, Hayden, Colo., 81639.

, age 78, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., will no longer ride lead for the S-S Ranch. Bill has moved on to the endless trails in the sky. I am sure he is saddling up Old Red right now. He peacefully passed away in his sleep on April 9, 2007.

He was born on May 20, 1928, in Steamboat Springs, Colo.,to Frederick Newton May and Anna Bowie May. Bill was one of five children who were raised on the S-S Ranch, the same ranch where he would eventually raise his own family years later.

As many know, he was an accomplished writer and long-time columnist for the Fence Post. He was a historian, musician, and poet. He was a walking cowboy encyclopedia. Many in his family wonder how he managed to accomplish so much in his lifetime. Many facts, stories, and memories of Bill’s are on paper and have been published. Many are not, but that’s what happens when you are feeding hay, calving, fixing fence, haying, gathering stock, guiding hunters, and shipping in the fall.

He served in the U.S. Army and active reserves from 1952 to 1961.

Bill married Cynthia Ann Biffle on June 25, 1954. Together they raised four children. Bill and Cynthia finally retired from ranching in 2004.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Cynthia, of Fruita; sons Stuart Scott and wife Nancy, J. Nathan and wife Sarah, David Bowie and wife Barbara, a daughter, Grace Ann Chew; and his grandkids: Kody May and wife Renee, Brandi and husband Gary Cole, Jed May and wife Suely, Hollie May, Dan May, Jacob Chew, Candice and husband Hiram Martin, KaDee Chew, Heather May, Quayle Chew, and Ben Allison; and great-grandkids: Jaque and Jo-el Cole, Kally and Jaycee May, and Jessel May. He is also survived by sisters Frances Dorr Wheeler and Helen Stonebrink; brother Jack W. May; and numerous nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors, far and near.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Dorthy.

“The world lost a great one on that April Day.

So I’m proud to introduce him Lord, Mr. William Bowie May.”

Services will be held on April 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Steamboat Springs (north on CR 129 by the airport.)

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hayden Heritage Museum, P.O. Box 543, Hayden, Colo., 81639.

, age 78, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., will no longer ride lead for the S-S Ranch. Bill has moved on to the endless trails in the sky. I am sure he is saddling up Old Red right now. He peacefully passed away in his sleep on April 9, 2007.

He was born on May 20, 1928, in Steamboat Springs, Colo.,to Frederick Newton May and Anna Bowie May. Bill was one of five children who were raised on the S-S Ranch, the same ranch where he would eventually raise his own family years later.

As many know, he was an accomplished writer and long-time columnist for the Fence Post. He was a historian, musician, and poet. He was a walking cowboy encyclopedia. Many in his family wonder how he managed to accomplish so much in his lifetime. Many facts, stories, and memories of Bill’s are on paper and have been published. Many are not, but that’s what happens when you are feeding hay, calving, fixing fence, haying, gathering stock, guiding hunters, and shipping in the fall.

He served in the U.S. Army and active reserves from 1952 to 1961.

Bill married Cynthia Ann Biffle on June 25, 1954. Together they raised four children. Bill and Cynthia finally retired from ranching in 2004.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Cynthia, of Fruita; sons Stuart Scott and wife Nancy, J. Nathan and wife Sarah, David Bowie and wife Barbara, a daughter, Grace Ann Chew; and his grandkids: Kody May and wife Renee, Brandi and husband Gary Cole, Jed May and wife Suely, Hollie May, Dan May, Jacob Chew, Candice and husband Hiram Martin, KaDee Chew, Heather May, Quayle Chew, and Ben Allison; and great-grandkids: Jaque and Jo-el Cole, Kally and Jaycee May, and Jessel May. He is also survived by sisters Frances Dorr Wheeler and Helen Stonebrink; brother Jack W. May; and numerous nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors, far and near.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Dorthy.

“The world lost a great one on that April Day.

So I’m proud to introduce him Lord, Mr. William Bowie May.”

Services will be held on April 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Steamboat Springs (north on CR 129 by the airport.)

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hayden Heritage Museum, P.O. Box 543, Hayden, Colo., 81639.

, age 78, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., will no longer ride lead for the S-S Ranch. Bill has moved on to the endless trails in the sky. I am sure he is saddling up Old Red right now. He peacefully passed away in his sleep on April 9, 2007.

He was born on May 20, 1928, in Steamboat Springs, Colo.,to Frederick Newton May and Anna Bowie May. Bill was one of five children who were raised on the S-S Ranch, the same ranch where he would eventually raise his own family years later.

As many know, he was an accomplished writer and long-time columnist for the Fence Post. He was a historian, musician, and poet. He was a walking cowboy encyclopedia. Many in his family wonder how he managed to accomplish so much in his lifetime. Many facts, stories, and memories of Bill’s are on paper and have been published. Many are not, but that’s what happens when you are feeding hay, calving, fixing fence, haying, gathering stock, guiding hunters, and shipping in the fall.

He served in the U.S. Army and active reserves from 1952 to 1961.

Bill married Cynthia Ann Biffle on June 25, 1954. Together they raised four children. Bill and Cynthia finally retired from ranching in 2004.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Cynthia, of Fruita; sons Stuart Scott and wife Nancy, J. Nathan and wife Sarah, David Bowie and wife Barbara, a daughter, Grace Ann Chew; and his grandkids: Kody May and wife Renee, Brandi and husband Gary Cole, Jed May and wife Suely, Hollie May, Dan May, Jacob Chew, Candice and husband Hiram Martin, KaDee Chew, Heather May, Quayle Chew, and Ben Allison; and great-grandkids: Jaque and Jo-el Cole, Kally and Jaycee May, and Jessel May. He is also survived by sisters Frances Dorr Wheeler and Helen Stonebrink; brother Jack W. May; and numerous nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors, far and near.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Dorthy.

“The world lost a great one on that April Day.

So I’m proud to introduce him Lord, Mr. William Bowie May.”

Services will be held on April 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Steamboat Springs (north on CR 129 by the airport.)

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hayden Heritage Museum, P.O. Box 543, Hayden, Colo., 81639.


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