In Memory

Thomas McGhie

Thomas McGhie

We learned, from a classmate, of Tom McGhie's passing on April 28, 2017.  Thanks Holly for providing a link to his obituary.

Thomas McGhie

1951 ~ 2017

Thomas Roland McGhie passed away on Friday, April 28th of natural causes at his home in Holladay, Utah. Tom was born on December 30, 1951 to Elmo Roland McGhie and Mary Jean (Lund) Mcghie . He is preceded in death by both parents. He is survived by his wife Laurel Summerhays McGhie and sisters Vicky Cowart and Jolynn Golden (Alvin,) stepchildren Amanda Tabon (William) and Ryan Bernier, along with 5 Grandchildren.
Tom graduated from Skyline High School in 1970 and then attended the University of Utah where he first received a BS in Finance followed by a degree in Pharmacology. During college Tom was on the University of Utah Ski Team and won the NCAA Collegiate All American Award in 1971 and again in 1973. He was awarded the Alf Engen Sportsmanship Award in 1970 and the David Novelle Outstanding Skier Award in 1973. Tom was a member of the GTO Ski Team founded and coached by Jim Gaddis which later became the Park City Ski Team. He was a member of the United States Ski Association Development Team. In 1995 Tom married Laurel Summerhays, Vice President of Summerhays Music. They enjoyed many glorious years together traveling and golfing. Some of the happiest memories and most exciting adventures were with best friends Rich and Gay Crandall aboard their sailboats LuLu and Cirrus. Tom was a fantastic chef and loved hosting backyard barbecue parties. He was a talented landscaper and loved gardening. His yard is a testament to his artistry. A celebration of Tom's life will be held July 1st. Email for details.

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05/19/17 01:57 PM #1    

Kerry Kastler (Burt)

Oh my goodness. I'm so sorry to hear of Tom's death. He was truly a good-heart and talented guy who met adversity with courage. He taught me to reach for the top when high school blinded me with short term vision. Thank you for your friendship to me in our youth Tom. I will remember you always with fondness. ❤️

05/19/17 02:47 PM #2    

Cheryl Delvie (Jones)

Thank you Holly for letting us know about Tom's passing and Kerry for your kind comments.  I'm deeply saddened to hear that Tom has left this plane.  I was blessed to have had the opportunity to spend time skiing, studying philosophy and talking with Tom.  His discipline, intelligence, and dedication were inspiring.  I'm happy to hear that his life had rich and happy times.  He deserved it.  Deep condolences to his family. 

05/19/17 02:52 PM #3    

Judy Cheever (Crawford)

I am so sad to read this.

He will always be Tommy to me. Growing up, we lived a couple of houses apart on 3080 East; and ALL of my memories of playing with kids from the neighborhood, included Tommy. I have told & retold many funny stories of that time; growing up as a "tomboy" with only boys to play with in the neighborhood. 

Ever since I saw that he went to the last "unofficial" reunion (and I wasn't there),  I have been hoping to catch up with him at the next reunion.

Rest in peace, my friend.

05/19/17 03:03 PM #4    

Jeffery Pinegar

Judy's comments made me think a lot about Tommie and the great times we had in the neighborhood growing up.  We spent so much time together with so many fond memories.  It is sad to hear of his passing.

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