Tom Hayden obituary
(1956 - 2016)
Tom Hayden left this world unexpectedly on leap day, February 29, 2016. He was born in January 1956, to parents Thomas Scott and Margaret Davis Hayden. A fifth generation Coloradoan, he attended Central Lakewood Elementary, the Graland School, and Denver Country Day School. He honored his deep family roots in Clear Creek County and lived on the family land in the Upper Bear Creek Valley for 42 years. One of Tom’s greatest loves was his home land, as is evident in his devotion to the people and natural lands of the Colorado mountains, past, present, and future.
Tom was an accomplished jack-of-all-trades, master of many, who gained most of his vast knowledge through his own experience and from the old timers in the county. As a boy, he spent every summer on the family Ranch, exploring the Bear Creek Basin on foot and horseback. Tom looked to his grandmother (Margaret E. Davis) as a teacher of family traditions and gained his appreciation of the written word and music as Gran took him under her wings. By six years old, whenever possible, he could be found riding with Buster Anderson on his legendary road grader. Tom never lost his love of large machinery.