May P. Chabot

Dec. 13, 2018


A private family graveside service for May Chabot, 91 year old Kaycee resident who passed away at Johnson County Memorial Hospital in Buffalo, will be held Wednesday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, with Bob Ruby officiating.  Donations in May’s memory may be made to the Hoof Prints of the Past Museum in Kaycee, Wyoming in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at

May Paulena Chabot was born May 3, 1927 to Leon and Louise Chabot in Buffalo, Wyoming.  She was raised on the family ranch east of Kaycee, Wyoming.  Along with her sisters, Marie, Vivian and Julia and brother, August, they helped run the ranch.  She attended a country school, near the ranch. After completing two years of high school, she returned to the ranch and lived on and worked the ranch with her siblings August and Julia.   Julia and August died in the early 2000’s, leaving May to run the ranch alone until just a few days prior to her death.

May loved working outdoors with her Hereford cattle. She loved the outdoor life, gardening, and hosting hunters.  Visiting with her family and friends brought her joy.

Ms. Chabot is survived by seven nieces and nephews: Kathleen (Ed) Rucki, Felecie (Marion) Dressler, John (Kathy) Urruty, Jean (Dianne) Urruty, Jim (Jane) Urruty, Joe (Joyce) Reculusa, and Mike Reculusa, and many great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.

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