Early Saturday morning January 26, 2019 our dear brother Mike Dean stepped from this world to the next, a journey he has long looked forward to making.
Mike loved life and everyone in his life, with a special love for Vickie and his son, but if you were between him and his grandsons you best move or get run over! Everything Mike accomplished was for his family. He wanted them to be as proud of him as he was of them, and they are. Mike gained a winning attitude and work ethic from his parents who he often said “brung me up right”, and it was obvious to all of us that he certainly made his folks proud!
Some people possess the ability to bring joy to everyone around them, a rare quality that Mike had in abundance. This joy and happiness that we all were blessed to know was just one of the many gifts he was given by God, and Mike used it well, spreading love to everyone he encountered. It is rare indeed that a man goes through life and into the next, without having some enemies, but Mike accomplished this. No one has ever met the man, who met the man, who knew of a man, who had the slightest ill will or evil speak about Mike, quite the contrary, he was loved by all.
Mike often expressed how blessed he was for being a part of the electrical industry and given the opportunity to help people with his talents. He loved everyone in the industry and always understood how his role was so important to the linemen and their families. A man could live two lifetimes and never meet a better teacher; he loved to teach and it showed! Mike Dean always was, from the time he started until he could no longer do it, the best teacher. He had the most sought- after class the Mesa Hotline School has ever had. There may come the day that another will rival his ability, but there will never be a more devoted teacher than Mike.
Someone once said; “Mike Dean has saved the lives and well being of countless line hands with his good work.” And to that we all say” Amen”!
Mesa Hotline School will be hosting a Celebration of Life honoring Mike Dean from 7:00-9:00 PM on Wednesday May 8th at the Double Tree Hotel: 743 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, Colorado
Mike requested donations to the Hot Line School Scholarship fund in lieu of flowers. He loved his Linemen!
Donations can be sent to David Williams
Mesa Hotline School
45150 County Rd 118
Limon Co 80828