May 26, 1933 -October 15, 2016
Patricia K. Smith, 83, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Prospect Park Living Center, Estes Park, Colorado. She was born May 26, 1933 in Denver, Colorado. The family lived in Trinidad, Walsenburg, and Colorado Springs before settling back in Denver in 1938. Pat graduated from North High School in 1951, got married three months later to Don Smith, also from Denver, and moved to Oklahoma City for two years while Don served in the Air Force. In 1953 Don and Pat moved back to Denver and lived there until 1993 when they moved to Estes Park during their retirement years. Pat and Don had four children, one daughter and three sons. Pat loved children and after raising her own she worked for 22 years for Cherry Creek School District in the early childhood program. After retirement Pat and Don moved to Estes Park, Colorado. Pat loved to serve wherever there was a need. She volunteered at Prospect Park Living Center where she later became a resident. Those who knew Pat best described her as a gentle, kind, loving, self sacrificing servant. Many called her her "an angel on earth." She loved her family first, then her friends and all who crossed her path. Kindness and warmth poured from her heart. Pat loved the outdoors. She instilled a love for nature to her children and grandchildren. She was in her glory living in Estes Park, surrounded by beauty everyday. Pat and Don were very active in outdoor sports including skiing, cross country and downhill, hiking and playing golf. When Pat was not outdoors you would usually find her in the kitchen. Cooking and baking for others was her passion. She loved to entertain and share baked goods with others.
Pat is survived by her daughter Karen Diener of Loveland, CO, son, Gary Smith of Jackson, Wyoming, son Mark Smith of Colorado and son Scott Smith of Littleton, Colorado. She is survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Smith in 2013.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Church in Estes Park. Interment will be held at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Rocky Mountain Church 451 Promontory Drive Estes Park, Colorado 80517. See www.allnutt.com.