Resthaven Memory Gardens Funeral & Cremation

8426 S. Hwy 287, Ft. Collins, CO


Thomas Hughes Mac Lean

June 18, 1939January 2, 2020

Thomas Hughes MacLean loving husband and father passed peacefully at the age of 80 on Thursday January 2, 2020 with his loving wife by his side.

Tom was born in Minneapolis Minnesota to Jack MacLean and Laura Thomas. He spent his childhood in Minnesota and graduated from Forest Lake High School in 1957. He moved to Colorado and met the love of his life - Carol Lee Thaete in April of 1959. They wed on September 19, 1959 and shared 60 wonderful years together.

Tom was a glassman - starting his career at Safelite Auto Glass. He founded Quality Glass, Inc. in 1972 where he was the owner/operator before retiring in 1994 at age 55. Tom enjoyed retirement - traveling with Carol, spending winters in Arizona and playing many rounds of golf – achieving three hole-in-ones during his golf career. Tom will be remembered for his strong work ethic, sense of humor and his MacLean dry wit.

Tom is survived by his wife Carol Lee, son Thomas Jefferey, daughter Cynthia Lee, grandchildren Thomas William and Lindsey Lee, brothers Jack Earl (Haruko) & Kenneth Donald (Barbara Raddatz). Tom was preceded in death by his loving sister Mick.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Tom’s honor be made to the Alzheimer’s Association - ALZ.org


  • Patrick Day
  • John MacLean
  • Tom J. MacLean
  • Thomas W. MacLean
  • Steve Noffsinger
  • Ted Watson


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Reception Saturday, January 11, 2020


Thomas Hughes Mac Lean

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Steve Noffsinger

January 11, 2020

Uncle Tom was a great balance of humor, wisdom, and common sense. I remember when he and Dad said "let's go for a ride", I'd jump in with them as soon as they were ready to go. On one of my last rides as an adult with Uncle Tom, we rode up towards Estes Park. I was amazed at everything he could tell me about different areas that we drove past, and others, and the history. I'll miss him, and at the same time, he was/is a great model for living and enjoying life!