Ivan G. May passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of December 13, 2023, in Chubbuck, Idaho at the age of 88.
Ivan was born February 18, 1935 to Beulah May (Miller) and Benjamin May in Mackay, Idaho. He graduated from Mackay High School in 1953 and in 1960 married the love of his life, Patricia Hocking. Ivan spent a short time as a reservist for the Army and later moved to Pocatello, Idaho where he worked and retired as a land surveyor for the State of Idaho. Ivan and Patricia became parents to a son, Greg, in 1968 and a daughter, Stephanie, in 1972.
He was friendly and kind and could put a smile on the face of everyone he talked to. He enjoyed sports, especially basketball, which he played in high school and acquired the nickname "Whiz." He also enjoyed hiking, fishing, riding ATVs, and entertaining his grandchildren.
Ivan is preceded in death by his wife Patricia, parents Benjamin and Beulah, and sisters Maxine Bingham and Marian Southwell. He is survived by his son Greg May, daughter Stephanie Engle, brothers David May and Bryce (Bev) May, and grandchildren Daniel, Tyler, and Ashley.
Graveside services will be held and announced in the spring. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Anderson Funeral Home in Arco.