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Dove-Witt Family Mortuary

6630 S. US Hwy 85/87, Fountain, CO

OBITUARY

Norman Lee Smith

December 22, 1937August 28, 2020

Norman Lee Smith “Norm”, 82, died peacefully surrounded by his family at home in Colorado Springs on August 28, 2020. He was a special man who was cherished by all who knew him and will always be remembered for the intense love and pride he held for his family. Norm was born December 22, 1937 in Highland, Indiana to Norman and Lillian (Johnson) Smith.

After graduating High School in Highland, Norm started his military career in the Navy and transferred to the Air Force to continue a 24-year military career. While stationed in Presque Isle, Maine, Norm married the love of his life and held her hand until the moment he took his last breath. Throughout his military career with Strategic Air Command, he was stationed at multiple U.S. locations as well as Labrador and Korea. Upon his military retirement in 1979, Norm earned his bachelor’s degree from UNO and began his civilian career with Digital Equipment Corporation, retiring as a District Manager in 1992. After retirement, he enjoyed his Red Cross volunteer service at Evans Army Hospital.

Norm was survived by his wife of 59 blessed years, Patricia Ann (Thibodeau). Together they had 4 children, Richard (Lisa), Susan (Edward) Hilligrass, Michael (Joan) and Stacy (Jeffrey) Pettorino. There were also 10 wonderful Grandchildren Jennifer, Jeffrey, Steven, Jaime, Jessica, Aimee, Kristi, Mikayla, Kelly, and Erin as well as 11 Great Grandchildren whom all hold special memories of their “Papa” in their hearts. He is also survived by his sister Joanne (Joe) Maglish as well as many nieces and nephews. Norm had a great life and enjoyed golfing, traveling, and spending time with family. He was full of life and will be deeply missed by all the lives he touched. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother William.

Military honors service and interment will be held September 11, 2020 9: 00 a.m. at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80925.

The Family would like to sincerely thank everyone for the heartfelt thoughts and prayers that have surrounded us during this difficult time.

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Jim Smith

September 8, 2020

Tom was a cousin who meant a lot to me. We carried on a long distance correspondance for many years by phone. We spoke by phone 3 or 4 tmes a year. Tom and I spent most of the time talking about our families. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren. I will miss those calls, and I will cherish the times Cathy and I were able to visit. Jim Smith






Jennifer HAMILTON

September 5, 2020

Grandpa, you'll always be the greatest Santa Claus ever! You hold a special place in my heart and I'm grateful for the time we had together. Your smile, your chuckle, that twinkle in your eyes shall never be forgotten.

Steve Young

September 1, 2020

The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for Mr. Smith's 24 years of service to our country in the Navy and Air Force. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Steve Young
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Director, Buckley AFB RAO

Steve Young

September 1, 2020

The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for Mr. Smith's 24 years of service to our country in the Navy and Air Force. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Steve Young
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Director, Buckley AFB RAO

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