Douglas Dean Smith passed away Aug. 25, 2009, surrounded by his family and friends after battling brain cancer for more than a year.
Doug was born in Steamboat Springs and graduated from Steamboat Springs High School. He attended the University of Colorado. Doug worked for a few years for Sport Stalker in Utah before returning to Steamboat to manage the kennels at the Steamboat Veterinary Hospital and to be the shipping manager for Kamar Inc. He remained at Kamar Inc. as a shipping manager until just a few months ago.
Doug loved living in Steamboat. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, camping and skiing. He loved his family, his friends, his garden and his pets. Shoveling and blowing snow was more of a hobby than a chore, as was mowing his lawn and walking his dogs. He loved his job and the simplicity of living in a small town.
Doug is survived by his wife, Maureen (Redmond); their children, Kimberly and Taylor, both of Steamboat; a brother, Ken, and Nancy of Pueblo; a sister, Susan, and Jay Kemmer of Loveland; a brother, Greg, and Robin Richards of Hayden; a sister, Ann, and Ed Strazdes of Lafayette; his father, Earl "Pinky" and Alex Smith of Lake Havasau; and his mother, Bertie and Hugh Richards of Grand Junction.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Judy, and his step-mother, Kathy.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 773748, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80477, or to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487.