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Breanna Marie Smith

February 3, 1989September 24, 2020
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Bre Smith passed away suddenly due to ongoing health issues.

Bre lived in Colorado Springs her whole life. She enjoyed many trips around the United States and traveled through parts of Europe.

Bre pursued many interests throughout her life. She was gifted musically, learned to play several instruments and performed in many musicals. She also participated in sports such as track and volleyball and was on the cheer squad during her freshman year. Bre loved managing the hockey team at Air Academy High School for three years.

She learned many ways to arrange flowers in her job as a florist. Since she loved children, Bre spent a few summers as a nanny.

She enjoyed spending countless hours with both sets of grandparents who recently preceded her in death.

She is survived by her mom, Karen; her best friend and brother, Brandon; her dad, Joe (Phyllis); and many other relatives and friends.

Her brother Brandon has a favorite saying that describes Bre. “Sisters are angels who lift us up when our wings forget to fly.”

A celebration of life service will be held at Swan-Law Chapel, 501 N. Cascade on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Colorado Springs Firefighters Foundation, 29 S. Institute, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903 or to the Humane Society of Colorado Springs, 610 Abbott Lane, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905.

  • FAMILY

  • Karen Smith, Mother
  • Brandon Smith, Brother and Best Friend
  • Joe Smith (Phyllis), Father
  • Bre is survived by many other relatives and friends

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Services

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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  • Reception

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Michael Pitcher

October 7, 2020

What a sweet, sweet doll taken way too soon.... May Bre rest in peace. Hope to meet with you again in the near future my dear friend....

Best,

Michael A. Pitcher

Kathleen Coblar

October 6, 2020

Dear Bre,
You had wisdom, kindness, a sense of humor and insight beyond your years. You were a wonderful daughter, sister, grand daughter and friend. You were a relentless fighter for good, and against the health issues that confronted you, but didn't keep you down. You added joy to so many lives and provided many memories which will carry your Mom and Brandon through this difficult time. Love you, Cookie

Sarah Berry

October 2, 2020

Bre was a true beauty, inside and out. So gentle and kind. Her positivity and outlook on life, despite her challenges in regards to her health will inspire me always and forever.
Her gorgeous soul lives on. She will be truly missed, and absolutely never forgotten.

Rest sweet girl. You are loved beyond measure.

Caroline Coblar

October 1, 2020

Sending lots of love to you, Karen and Brandon. My heart broke when I heard the news. Bre was truly a gift to this world and had the biggest heart.

It's been a (few) years, but I have many fond memories of playing with her and Brandon while growing up. There aren't any words that can fill the void of her absence, but I do know that you've got a most wonderful guardian angel in your corner. Her spirit of kindness will carry on.

Anne Hardy

October 1, 2020

Bre worked at our flower shop many years ago. We have been in touch throughout the passing years. She was just the kind of person you always remembered because of her beautiful spirit and her beauty and grace. She loved her family with all her heart and was a ray of sunshine to all who knew her. I’ll miss her positive spirit and her loving attitude.
Bre, you will be missed.
With love. Bruce and Anne Hardy.

Brandon Smith

September 30, 2020

Bre was the best sister I could ever have asked for and the most Beautiful angel I've ever seen I will love u forever until I see u again love your best friend and brother.

Jason Dickinson

September 29, 2020

Bre Was The World's Best Sister She Was kind and loving Sis I Miss You So Much Always And Forever In My Heart

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Biography

Bre’s Life Story

Bre was excited to see the world so she was born two months early. Although she started quite small, she quickly grew to enjoy everything and keep up with her brother Brandon. She ate mud, loved to plant flowers and seeds in the garden, spent hours on the swing set and progressed to roller blading. She was a tomboy who kept up with all the boys in the neighborhood until she met her friend Ari when she was four and discovered a lasting friendship.

In elementary school Bre discovered she loved music and learned to play several instruments including the viola and flute. Her Papa Gene taught her to play his organ at an early age. She learned to sew and cook with her Grandma Dorothy. She spent many weekends with her grandparents in Rush playing in the wheat field and learning to drive a tractor with her Papa Al. She also learned to make homemade noodles and pies with her Grandma Eileen. She loved going fishing and once had to pull a hook out of her brother Brandon’s back…that she didn’t put there.

In sixth grade, Bre became friends with a girl named Becca who was deaf and didn’t have friends. Bre bought a book to learn sign language so she could talk to Becca. The Sunday school teacher thought Bre was deaf too since she signed so well.

Piano lessons and running long distances in track captured her interest during middle school. In eighth grade she was asked to play volleyball due to her height but she didn’t enjoy having balls hit toward her face so she found that cheer was more fun for her when she went to St. Mary’s.

Bre decided to attend Air Academy High School for her remaining school years. Her Civics teacher found out that she loved hockey so he convinced her to become one of the managers of the hockey team. He forgot to mention that practice would be at 4:30 a.m. but Bre was excited and met the challenge. For the next three years she attended every practice and game and the team even won the state championship during her first year as manager.

Bre was a florist at Flowerama as one of her jobs. She learned how to make all styles of arrangements and to identify all kinds of flowers. Due to her love of children, she also took some jobs as a nanny with a few families.

She loved road trips and seeing the sights around the United States. Her family explored many parts of Colorado. She enjoyed visiting the amazing zoo up Cheyenne Mountain where she loved the giraffes but hated visits to see the monkeys or snakes. Her love of history led her on many trips to the Pioneer Museum. Bre was able to spend three weeks visiting several countries in Europe when she was 18 years old.

Bre was very eclectic in her musical tastes from Broadway musicals to country to rock and roll and rap. She, her brother and mom attended several concerts to promote that interest in music. She loved all genres of movies. ‘Cinderella’ was her favorite and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ was a tradition to watch while baking Christmas cookies. Watching ‘Lilies of the Field’ with Sidney Poitier was a special memory since it was the last one she watched with her Grandma Dorothy before she passed away a few months ago.

Bre had a generous and kind spirit. She enjoyed helping in the nursery and with weddings and receptions at church with her grandma whenever she was asked. When she saw someone struggling, she’d often offer to help. She jump-started a car for an older couple whose car wouldn’t start at the mall. One time, when she saw a cold, hungry couple, she and her brother bought them a meal and Bre paid for a night in a hotel so they could be warm for one night. She respected and acknowledged any veteran she met. She loved hearing their stories. Her big smile greeted many people she met each day. She packed a lot of joy, adventures and love into her 31 years.

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