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In Memoriam: Christopher Albert May (May 20, 1977 – April 14, 2022)

Christopher Albert May was born May 20, 1977 in Klamath Falls, Oregon to Stephen and Sheryl (Sherry) May, but soon left Klamath Falls to head north to Eugene for three years and then on to Silverton, Oregon where he was a part of the Silverton High graduating class of 1995.

He spent the next years exploring what he wanted to do with his life. He attended Santa Rose Junior College where he played water polo for the school and was in the choir, which gave him the opportunity to travel to Europe with a group in the summer. He then went to Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon to study firefighting and while there enjoyed other things like ballroom and swing dancing competition. While in Corvallis, he became a firefighter before moving into wildland firefighting for several years. 

It was there his daughter, Alora, was born in 2004. He also picked up the farrier trade (shoeing horses) which took him to Bend, Oregon where Ty joined the family in 2011. Christopher met and married the love of his life, Sarah, in 2018. Most recently he was working at Facebook, responsible for care and setup of the AV requirements and needs for the complex in Prineville, Oregon.

He enjoyed activities, including soccer, swimming, water polo, hiking, singing, and more. Always with his family, he was a great father, and always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. He would always bounce back against any problems and then just move on.

Christopher leaves behind his wife, Sarah; children, Alora, Ty, Maggie, and Westley; his parents, Stephen and Sherry May; brothers, Scott (Holly) May and Todd (Kathy) May; sister, Bridgette (Ed) Johnson; and nephews and nieces, Zachary, Samantha, Maxwell, Evan, and Ashley.

Services will be held Saturday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. at Redmond Grange, Redmond, Oregon. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 22 at Silverton Elks Lodge from 2 to 5 p.m.

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