Tom Carline

Thomas Carline-1Tom Carline completed his physical life on August 23, 2014. Born in McGill, NV in 1933, he attended White Pine High School in Ely, NV and graduated from The University of Denver after which he taught and coached at Gunnison CO High School before serving in the U.S. army in Germany from 1957 to 1959. He then was a General Manager with New York Life Ins. Co. for 14 years in Boulder, CO.

Tom married his high school sweetheart Glenna Thompson of Ely in 1955. Tom was always thankful for growing up in McGill where Kennicott fostered wonderful athletic programs that served so many of his generation well in gaining scholarships for future growth. His love of baseball is well known, and it served him well.

Their love of the high mountain country prompted Tom and Glenna to make the Nederland CO area their home and in the early 1970’s formed Nederland Realty and were Real Estate Brokers there for the next thirty years. Tom’s expertise in real estate was brokering large land and retreat properties. He also developed Sunnyside Subdivision in Nederland and was the log home representative in the building of The Lodge at Nederland and several log homes throughout the area. He enjoyed civic life; served on numerous boards and as President of the Nederland Chamber of Commerce.

Tom leaves love and fond memories with his many friends, Glenna and their two sons Eric Kenneth Carline of Littleton, CO, Thomas Glenn Carline and daughter-in-law, Michelle Carline of Grand Junction, CO. Tom’s parents, Mary and Domenic Carline and his brother Don Carline preceded him in death.

He is survived by an Aunt, Josie Zakula of McGill, NV, two nieces, Mary Lida Carline-Gilkinson of Ft. Collins, CO; Shelly Harvey of Vancouver, WA and also by several very special cousins and in-law families.

The Carline family would like to thank our relatives and friends for their love, caring and presence in Tom’s life and in ours, especially throughout this “long goodbye” of several years. We have been blessed, not only for the wonderful years with Tom, but by the abundance of beautiful memories expressed about him by so many.

Memorial donations in Tom’s name may be made to the Mayo Clinic Arizona Alzheimer’s Research Program, 13400 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85259.


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  1. Merlene .Roylance Neville says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Tommy’s death. His name certainly brings back memories, especially of 7th and 8th grades in McGill. Those days I can never forget as they represented fun times with great friends.
    Glenna, I am certain you will miss Tom, but you can always remember what a wonderful person he was and the years that you have had together.
    Take care, Merlene

    • Glenna Carline says:

      Merlene, thank you for your remembrance of Tom. His stories about school in McGill were always great and lot of times, funny. He used to tell stories about Mrs. Swackhammer. One day she called him “Tom, Tom the Piper’s son”, and he replied “what do you want, Swackie. She didn’t take it too well and he had to sit in the corner for awhile. Best, Glenna

  2. Merlene .Roylance Neville says:

    Glenna, I am sorry to hear of Tommy’s death. His name brings back so many memories of grade school and high school. .I have thought of him often over the years; he was a wonderful friend.

  3. I had the privilege of meeting Tom and Glenna Carline in 1981 when God directed me to Nederland, CO to start a church there. The Carlines were instrumental in helping us secure property for Calvary Chapel Church which still serves the Nederland area.
    Tom and Glenna became wonderful friends and Anna and I will always be grateful for our relationship.
    God bless the Carline family. Rest in peace, Tom…

    • Glenna Carline says:

      Oh Johnny, how wonderful for you and to remember us. It seems like yesterday that you and Anna came into Nederland Realty and there a friendship started that always meant so much to Tom and me….and a church started in Nederland that we were always proud to have played a small part in, and what a success it has been right from the start.

      Thanks you for the blessing. I was so fortunate to have Tom all those years. You are such dear people. With love, Glenna

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