Thomas Steven Meals

Born: Fri., Sep. 18, 1953
Died: Sat., Apr. 27, 2019


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Fri., May 03, 2019
Location: Faith Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Fri., May 03, 2019
Location: Faith Lutheran Church

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Thomas S. Meals, 65, of Chipita Park, Colorado, passed away on April 27, 2019, surrounded by family and friends.


He was born to parents Robert and Virginia (Byrd) Meals, on September 18, 1953, in Denver, Colorado. He joined twin siblings Betty and Robert (Bob) Meals. Tom graduated from Broomfield High School and received degrees in Geology and Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University. He went on and married the love of his life at Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp.


Tom was a mountain of a man with a heart of gold. His grin could light up the world, and his bear hugs simply melted all your worries away. His faith in the Lord made him an amazing husband and father. He is survived by his wife Sue Ann, sons Eric and Byron, daughter Mindy (Alex) Knuth, grand-daughter Daphne, and sister Betty (Craig) Sullivan.


Tom was a strong, kind, loyal, hard working pillar in the community. He was liked and respected by many. His philosophy was to work hard and give back. One way to give back was in the form of a community ball park on his land. He personally rejoiced in the simple things in life; lazy afternoons on a creekbed with a ham & cheese sandwich, or chicken on a Sunday afternoon just watching the mountains and wildlife. Some of his many interests/passions included: beekeeping, paleontology, gold panning, gemstone mining, space exploration, traveling, gardening, hunting, star gazing, Star Trek, and Vikings.


The service will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 3 p.m., viewing will begin at 2 pm at Faith Lutheran Church in Woodland Park, CO. Reception and burial to follow.

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Kim Thomas
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Praying for you to have strength during this difficult time.

   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. It will leave a hole in my & my dad’s life as well. Tom was very loved, & gave us beautiful memories. All of you are in my heart as you go through this deeply sad time.

Frances McCardie
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
My thoughts and Prayers are with Sue and Children during this very sad and difficult time.

Frances McCardie

Tim and Becky Sanford
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you all during this time. We will surely miss Tom and all the fun and laughter we all enjoyed when he was around.
Tim and Becky

Karen Murphy
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your children at this time. Your family has remained in my thoughts through the years.

   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Tom has always held a special place in my heart and there are so many good memories. I loved his smile and his laugh, they were awesome! My thoughts and prayers are with you all and I pray for God’s special comfort for you during this time. Tom was definitely loved and we’ll miss him.

Joan Lucia-Treese
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
Dear Sue Ann and family: Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Patricia Gable
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Bliss, Gable and Dolen families .

Our deepest condolences to your family. Tom was a good man and a great father. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Bliss, Gable and Dolen families.

The Jackson Family
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great guy and a great scout leader.
We have find memories of the scouting days.
You are in our prayers

Nancy Byrd Elliott and Ray Elliott
   Posted Fri May 03, 2019
Dear Sue, Eric, Mindy, Alex, and Byron,
May God give you peace and comfort at this time as you look to Him for strength. Know that the loss of Tom is deeply felt through our family. His smile and laughter and deep love and interest for all family members will be long remembered. Praying for you at this time of great loss.

Vickie Tonkins
   Posted Sat May 04, 2019
Hello Sue,

I am so sorry for your loss! I wish I could have been there with you during this time! I cannot begin to know your pain right now but I hope to see you soon! God bless you and your family!

Becky Raymond
   Posted Sat May 04, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and your family during this difficult time.

Sue and family
   Posted Sat May 04, 2019
I think of you during this difficult time. Sorry we couldn't make the trip, but know our thoughts are with you and your family.

Julie West
   Posted Sun May 05, 2019
Sue and Family, sorry for your loss. Scotty always said he enjoyed his conversations with Tom.

James Carpenter
   Posted Mon May 06, 2019
I only met him twice but from what I knew he was a kind man that looked like Santa Claus and would dress up as Santa for kids I'm sorry that Christmas will never be the same for you

Michael Freres
   Posted Tue May 07, 2019
My condolences I have not been home for a few weeks I just heard about Toms passing, I met him as a frequent customer at Autozone he always had a Santa Claus smile and an awesome person! He will be missed RIP Tom!

Holly & Rick Villa
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
Dear Sue,
Holly's and my hearts go out to you. Tom was such a gentle giant, a tower of strength and so patient and kind. So very sorry to hear that he's gone to be with the Lord. We know he's happier, but your loss is incalculable. Holly and I are praying for you, dear Sue. Holly will be reaching out to you sometime today.
Rick & Holly Villa

Darla Bircheff
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by The Skiles Families, the Bircheff Family, the Griffin Family.

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