Dave Hight

Boulder, Colorado

1929 - 2021


Boulder, Colorado


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Hight, Dave Dave Hight, beloved and admired for more than six decades as the man behind Boulder, Colorado's iconic McGuckin Hardware, died Jan. 18, 2021 at age 91. To his employees, Dave was like family, and to countless thousands of loyal customers, he was a friend. Much more than a great...

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Dee, Barry, Brent and Robb - I'm so saddened to learn of Dave's passing, but I have a smile of gratitude on my heart for the pleasure of having known Dave, and worked for McGuckin while in High School in the 80s. And to think BOTH my father and I worked for McGuckin, since Dad worked there in the 60s! You all have meant so much our family over the decades, and your friendship has always been treasured by my Mom and Dad. Blessings to all of you.

Dave would take 5 minutes, more probably, for any customer. He shared stories with me a few times and he sure knew his business. What a terrific man.

On behalf of the Rio Grande Ace Hardware & Building Materials Family we offer our sincere condolences to the Hight and McGuckin Hardware family.

I never had the chance to meet Dave however I had the pleasure of having his brother Algie as my step pop (mom Bennie) from 2015 until his untimely passing at age 98 in 2020. Al was a wonderful person and I am sure that Dave was just as wonderful. I know that Al loved Dave very much and enjoyed their phone conversations. Dave always loved to talk about the hardware store which I hear is something to see! They are now together in heaven with the rest of their family members. May Dave rest...

I love the photos and home movies of myself sitting on your lap eating a hot dog in the early 1960s at your sister, my grandmother, Doris Shrock's home in Morrison.
What fond memories of those days. Rest in peace.

Dave's advice was strong and honest! His stories were inventing and timely! His business was an major asset to the City of Boulder.
Dave was a friend!

Dear Dee and family I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing, although it has been years I have fond memories of visits with you in Brighton at my Grandpa Pete's home and Uncle Wid's next door. My parents John and Roberta (Hight) Roebuck kept in touch with them over the years. My folks have been gone over 20 years but my Mom treasured her time with Dave and the laughter the Hight Clan would bring to each other when they all came together for visits. Again my deepest Sympathy

This past summer while on a walk I passed Dave as he was sitting on his lawn outside his house. I never met him before but he looked friendly and I struck up a conversation. What I thought would be a few minutes of chitchat ended up being an incredibly fascinating conversation that lasted well over an hour while Dave shared his life story with me! I was born in Boulder in 1960 and what a joy it was to hear his story and the time just flew by as he told me about his life. Sometimes in life you...

Dave was a good man. He did his best to help make the world better. He is an example of what hard work and respect for what is being done and for whom it is being done. For a few years I had the privilege of being his pastor at First United Methodist Church.