Harold Dean Smith

Harold Dean Smith, 50, of Commerce City, formerly of Englewood, passed away from a heart attack and heat stroke Aug. 2, 2008, while working in his garage. He is survived by his wife, Robin; his older brother, Robert (Teri); sister-in-law Nancy; niece Staci; nephews Bryan, Keith and Kenneth; stepdaughters Merri, Lynda (William) and Katrina; grandchildren; and life long friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard (Dick) and Josephine (Jackie) Smith, and his oldest brother, Richard (Rick).

After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he was employed doing glass glazing, plastic injection molding, at Liquid Gold, performing arts theatre, and Top n Bottom working on Harleys. He was a union member who worked at Smurfit Stone Container Corp. the last nine years as a “boxer” or feeder operator.

He enjoyed riding his Harley, playing trivia, bowling, darts, pool, watching old movies, writing short stories, gambling, mountain trips, grandchildren, and working around their house and yard. His family and friends were very important to him.

Military services were Aug. 29 at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Family and friends will paid tribute and celebrated his life Aug. 30 at his home in Commerce City.

Cecelia Elisa Ortiz

Cecelia Elisa Ortiz,, born in Edith and an Englewood resident for 63 years, died Aug. 17, 2008, at age 90. She was a gentle, humble woman with tremendous capacity to share her love with family, friends and acquaintances alike.

Ortiz worked in food service venues throughout her adult life.

She worked with three area restaurants, Craig Rehabilitation and Swedish Medical for 18 years, and Englewood Public Schools.

She is survived by her children Judy (Jerry), Lizbeth, Cara, Geraldine (John), Leo (Taunyia), Dean (Christine), Corinne (Rick), Lorraine (Tim), Barbara (Paul), Norma (Jim) and Chuck; 33 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and sisters Della Gonzales and Sophi Toman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zoilo; daughter Anita; and great grandson Anthony.

Recitation of the Rosary was Aug. 20 at All Souls Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial. Interment was at Fort Logan National Cemetery.


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