Thomas Michael Welsh left us July 5, 2020, in South Jordan, Utah. He was known by many names—usually just Mike. But the names his loved ones knew him by were dad, husband, son, brother, uncle, grandpa and friend. He was a monument in our lives—he was a pillar to any life he touched; we are so grateful we were able to be included in his journey. Mike was a focal point in our lives and he will be missed to a degree that cannot be explained or expressed with any emotion or explanation.

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Born on October 31, 1957, in Inglewood, California, to a loving mother, Mike would grow up to be an unchained soul—he was determined to define his own path and he did. For all of his life, Mike set his own course and decide his own outcomes. After growing up and living in Southern California, Mike moved to Idaho with his family. He then moved to Canada, learning to work on a ranch and build log cabins and survive the Canadian wilderness. That is where he learned his strong work ethic and devotion to customer service.

Mike was a top-notch salesman dedicated to the clients he served. After leaving Canada, Mike spent time in Boise as a telecommunications consultant and would later move to Salt Lake City and continue his work in that industry. Mike would then grow to serve a pivotal role in the company he worked for and contributed greatly to the success of his organization.

He was a hero to six children and they looked up to him—he was a rock, he served as a soft landing place whenever we were in trouble or needed guidance or help. Mike was always there with an open ear and a kind hug—he always let us know everything would be okay.

He adored his mother, Marianne and his brother, Mark. Mike was a devoted husband and cherished all the adventures he and Tammy went on together. Whether it was Maui or the Christmas Tree Festival, they always had a good time and loved every minute. He was a nurturing individual who had a loving family and an abundance of close friends—if you were a friend of Mike’s, you were a friend for life and that meant an enormous deal to him. You were always safe with Mike and that was never a question.

If he wasn’t tasting a cabernet in Napa Valley or snowmobiling somewhere not too far from Daniel’s Summit, he was checking to see how Boise State football was doing or seeing what other sports standings looked like. He was a family man that cared for everyone. We will miss him, but we know he is at peace and smiling down on us.

Our family would like to thank all of the healthcare providers that nurtured and took care of Mike towards the end of his life—thank you for the exceptional healthcare you provided. Specifically, our family would like to thank Sean Strope with Huntsman Cancer Institute, Brittany Tryon with Huntsman at Home and the entire team that helped Mike at The Huntsman Cancer Institute. We are forever grateful for the time you were able to provide us and the care you gave him.

Though he is no longer walking by our side, he is still with us. Mike will always be near us, he will always guide us and be ever present in our lives. We all thought time was endless. That false notion will only make us cherish his memory more.

Thank you, Mike. Thank you for letting us be a part of your wonderful life, thank you for all you’ve contributed to our lives and we will all see you again. We miss you and love you.

Thomas Michael Welsh is survived by his wife Tammy Welsh; his mother Marianne Welsh; his brother Mark Welsh; daughter Taryn Plys (Cory), Anna, Alex and Andrew Plys; daughter Jennifer Woodbury (Seth), Nicholas Welsh; daughter Cheri Moore (Bert), Carson (Rebekah); son Brandon Monson, daughter Savannah Thomas, (George) and daughter Cheyenne Monson.

Services will be held in person July 18, 10:00 AM, at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, 3115 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121. Services will be held outdoors and the family asks all attendees to observe social distancing guidelines, including wearing a face mask. The services will be live streamed and recorded on Zoom for those not able to attend—a link will be updated on Memorial Mountain View Mortuary’s website before the services. In lieu of sending flowers, friends and loved ones are asked to donate to The National Brain Tumor Society,

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, Jul. 18, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery
3115 East 7800 South
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Tammy, many blessing to you and your family.

Darren and Leesa Davis Jul 18, 2020

So sorry to hear about Mike, he was a great guy to know and work with.

David Andersen , Lake City, MI, US Jul 17, 2020

Tammy my memory of Mike. God bless you Mike (Michael Welsh)

Thank you for being that gentle loving soul that was so loving. Thank you for loving my beautiful niece Tammy and her precious family. You will always have a place in heart for being you. Love you.

Aunt Diane

Diane Arnal , St.George, UT, US Jul 15, 2020


I wish to extend my heart felt sorrow at the news of Mikes death. I also wish you and your family peace at this most difficult time .


Les Roberts

Clesta Ash Roberts , Salt Lake City, UT, US Jul 14, 2020

Jennifer, Cheri and Family, I am so saddened to hear of your loss! My thoughts are with you all 🦋🧡

Aimèe & James Cox

Aimée & James Cox , Kuna, ID, US Jul 12, 2020

We're Sorry for the loss of this good person. He was a great guy and a great Dad to Our Nieces, Taryn Plys, Jennifer Woodbury, and Cheri Moore. We love you!

Wayne, Tina, and Gordon Barnes , Rigby, ID, US Jul 11, 2020

Tammy I am so sorry for your loss. Brandon and your family also. Mike was a live big kind of guy. I enjoyed getting to know him and all of you. Peace be with you.

Susan Dickstein , Salt lake, UT, US Jul 11, 2020

Mike you will be missed. I have often thought of you, with our lives taking different paths. I will and also will consider you one of my close friends. God bless you.

Oh I hope they do Christmas light up, if not would you work on that

Your friend

Jeffrey T. Mortensen

Jeffrey , Riverton, UT, US Jul 10, 2020

Mike, my best friend’s dad and like a 2nd dad to me growing up. I remember great times at their cabin in Terrace Lakes, tagging along on a family trip to eastern Idaho and Bear World. Being welcomed by Mike and Tammy when I took a trip down to Utah with Jen.

Thinking of all of you during this heartbreaking time.

Tami Miller Powers Jul 10, 2020