“What?! It pains me to admit it, but apparently, I have passed away! This was NOT supposed to happen!! I was not done with what I started, and feel very upset with the things I left undone! This was soooo not in my plans! Just so you know, I love you all! Don’t cry over me! Keep laughing, enjoying what makes you happy in your life, and thank you for the wonderful time I had while I was here!”
Timothy Harold Smith, Age 53, born to Harold Homer Smith, Jr. and Sharon Judy Smith in Park Ridge, IL passed unexpectedly on September 15, 2019 in his home in Golden, CO due to an un-known medical issue.
Tim is survived by his parents, Harold and Sharon Smith of Loveland, brother, Steve Smith of Loveland, sister, Julie Ahlquist (Scott) of Loveland, nephew, Greg Ahlquist of Loveland, niece, Rachel (Jake) Jackson of Loveland, and girlfriend of 9 years, Joyce Hartington of Winter Park, as well as, many, many family members and friends he made around the world.
He graduated from Loveland High School in 1985, where he had lots of fun and enjoyed being part of the theater group both onstage and on the technical side. He started his career working on his Uncle Dave’s farm in Michigan in the summers when he was in High School before deciding that was NOT what he wanted to do in life! Then moving to the food industry, loving the interaction with people. After High School Tim spent 12 years, from 1985 until 1997 working at Super Vacuum Manufacturing in Loveland.
When Tim turned 30, he decided it was time to do something different and expand his study of systems/network administration. Tim was very dedicated to his work, with 23 years working at various locations in the Denver metro area. He currently worked for Spry Squared, Inc. in Englewood and at Jonah Energy, LLC, in Denver where many people appreciated his knowledge and assistance at the office as well as from his home while he was on call. Tim also spent many years at Samsonite Corporation when they were in the Denver area; North American Title LLC; Alutiiq, LLC; NREL, and many other companies with shorter term contracts through 3rd party sources and his own company, Knelnak Corp.
In his free time, when not studying the latest and greatest in the IT world, he loved spending time in the mountains, studying the Native American Heritage, and exploring his excessive interest in trying to understand things that were not of his realm. He traveled to Mexico, Peru, and Egypt as well as many United States locations to continue his research and interest. Tim was not a material man, he focused on experiences and the more the better.
We believe more people loved him than he was ever aware of. He will be missed!
A Memorial Service with reception to celebrate Tim’s life will be on Friday, September, 27th, 2pm at Viegut Funeral Home, 1616 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mosaic of Northern Colorado in honor of Tim’s brother, Steve Smith. This organization helps provide services and support for people with intellectual disabilities in Northern Colorado. Checks can be made to Mosaic and mailed to Viegut Funeral Home or you can go online to mosaicinfo.org/ways-to-give/