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Richard David Smith passed away peacefully at his home in Parker, Colorado on Sunday, February 11, 2018. He is the son of Elaine Smith and the late Donald Smith of Kaukauna, Wisconsin. He is survived by his loving wife Karen; his daughter Holly Avery; his step daughter Amanda Kelly (Tim), his step-sons Bryan Toupe (Gina) and Jason Toupe (Chrissy); and his precious grandchildren Bowen Noel, Brysen Anthony, Jake James, Brenden Michael David, Velouria Sophia, Carysn Rilee, Lauren Suzanna Leigh, Alyssa Rose, Maverick Anthony, and Emersyn Grace. He is also survived by his loving sister Kay, brothers Jim and Ken, Mother-In-Law Patricia, Father-In-Law Ralph, nieces, nephews and very dear friends.
Rick grew up in Combined Locks where he found his love of fishing, camping, building and Boy Scouts. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1971. He was a member of the Sole Singers from St. Paul’s Catholic Church where he played bass guitar and traveled to numerous cities to perform. He went on to graduate from Kimberly High School in 1972. In 1974, he moved to Northern California where his daughter Holly was born. He became a member of the Gallardo family in 1979. In 1999, he met Karen Kacsir, and they married on April 13, 2002 when he became loving stepfather to Amanda, Bryan and Jason. In 2004, he moved to Parker, Colorado. He remained a devoted husband, father, and grandfather until he passed.
He loved the Green Bay Packers, using his hands to build and fix everything, drag racing, fishing, boating, travelling, and his home in Parker, Colorado. He was actively involved in volunteering for Joseph’s Journey, a charity dedicated to outdoor activities with children. Rick will be loved and missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions be made in his name to www.brentsplace.org/donate.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Villa Parker, 10750 Pine Dr, Parker, CO 80138.