Obituary: May Mobley

May Mobley

May Mobley
May Mobley
May Mobley (Florence Maude Caldwell) was born July 2, 1920, on the Keystone Ranch to Ernest Truman Caldwell and Florence Matilda Bailey.

In 1938, she was graduated from Rio Blanco High School in Meeker and married Zandy Mobley. The following year, the couple purchased a cattle ranch at Angora between Meeker and Rangely at the west end of Steadtman Mesa.
There, the young couple raised their five children: Terry, Zandra, Alan, Bart and Tracy. During those years, May was most known for her thriving garden and delicious meals.
From the mid 50s to the late 1980s, May and Zandy could be found twirling away the evenings with the local square dance clubs.
After selling the cattle ranch in 1967, they designed and moved into the house that she lived in until her death on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.
In those 47 years, May could be found tending to her bountiful garden and blue-ribbon winning flowers.
For 20 years, May worked full time at Pioneers Hospital in various positions, her favorite being as a nurse’s aide.
When Zandy passed away in 1993, May retired from working at the hospital to tend her garden and take care of the house full time. She found solace and close friends in the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Zandy, and beloved son, Alan.
May is survived and dearly loved by: one sister, June; sons Terry, Bart and Tracy; daughter Zandra; grandchildren Blake, Becca, Travis, Tanya; great-grandchildren, Delenn, Denee, Kaysyn, Dylan, Alicia, Reagan, Jace, Brody, Jaxson, Dalton and Alana.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a local charity/cause in May Mobley’s name.


  1. May Mobley was a perfect example on how to grow flowers and a garden. She was a good mother, always happy and had a fun personality. I will be forever in her debt for the love she gave and the skills she taught and shared. May was an extraordinary woman, a real pioneer. She will live on in my memories.

  2. I remember when May came to live with us about 1935 when we were at Scenery Gulch Ranch. In 1937 Dad, Verne Caldwell, purchased a house in Meeker so we could be close to the schools, and also because my Aunt Eva Crawford would be staying with us and teaching the 4th grade class in Meeker. I also remember when Zandy came to Dad asking for May’s hand in marriage. His answer was: “When she turns 18 and graduates from high school”!! Later years as I would pass through Meeker, May’s home was the one stop I always made. She was very special to me through many years.

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