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‘Sweet, gentle’ employee retires
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LINDA MAY, left, stands with County Commissioner Louenda Downs as the retiree receives gifts commemorating almost 30 years of service.
Photo by Tom Busselberg| Davis Clipper
LINDA MAY, left, stands with County Commissioner Louenda Downs as the retiree receives gifts commemorating almost 30 years of service. Photo by Tom Busselberg| Davis Clipper
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BY TOM BUSSELBERG

Associate Editor

FARMINGTON — After 28 years, Davis County’s chief administrative assistant to the commissioners has retired.

Linda May’s last day on the job was last Friday.

“She was soft-spoken, sweet and gentle,” said County Commissioner Louenda Downs. May started who career with the county in the public works department and then moved to the clerk/auditor’s office.

“She started working in a very key position shortly after she got here,” said Clerk/Auditor Steve Rawlings.

May oversaw risk management but also performed many other functions while in that department, he said.

“I have never experienced a more diligent employee that seeks perfection in all she does,” Rawlings said.

Lesa Page, Rawlings’ administrative assistant, also had praise to give.

“She’s a real people person,” she said. “She cares – is a great friend to a lot of people.”

County commissioners presented May with a small history book that includes photos of the many events in which May has participated or witnessed.

Downs praised May for her institutional knowledge.

May would know the  history behind so many contracts or issues, and sometimes acted as a safeguard for commissioners, advising them how to proceed on an issue based on her knowledge, Downs said.

“We celebrate someone who made a great difference in Davis County, she said.

May is also someone who cared about people’s personal lives, their good times and their hard times, Downs said.

May smiled.

“We’ve all heard it’s not the destination but the journey,” May said. “I’m so blessed in all the opportunities I’ve been able to partake in. Each person helped bring us to that final destination. There’s never a day I don’t learn something new,.”

“She’s the epitome of a county employee,” said Barbara Riddle, Davis County Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO.

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