Larry Ray Smith, 58, passed away Sept. 18, 2006. Survived by his wife, Deborah Smith of Pueblo; son, Troy Smith of Pueblo; daughter, Heather Smith of Texas; stepdaughter, Chanda (Adam) Sommers of Pueblo; grandchildren, TJ, Nicole, Jamie and Carrie; and brothers, Mike (Carol) Smith, Jimmy (Kathy) Smith, Randy Smith, Kenny (Kathy) Smith, all of Texas, and Ray Boone of Missouri and Kenneth Boone of Texas. Preceded in death by his mother, Nell Dodson. Larry was born April 19, 1948, in Dallas, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam Era. He was employed as a commercial and residential painter but also enjoyed painting art. His other hobbies included fishing and camping. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at Family Worship Center, 801 W. 4th, with Pastor Dave Smith officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery Gazebo Columbarium. Those who desire may make memorials to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. I met Larry after he had come back from Vietnam, married Debbie, and had Troy. Larry, Debbie, and Troy lived in an apartment building I moved into on Capital Hill in Seattle.
    Troy was about a year and a half, and my own young son was just over a year old. Larry’s brother-in-law, Dan, his wife Debbie’s twin, lived with them there; I have been married to Dan for almost 30 years now.
    The landlord was into drugs and spent all the rent money we tenants had given him so a group of us (4 families) all moved out in one day.
    We spent many a night playing Canasta.
    One Christmas, circumstances led to Larry and I spending the time alone together, without our families, Larry was a perfect gentleman.
    He was bigger than life; no one who met him would ever forget him.
    My love to all who are touched by his death.

  2. I MET UNCLE LARRY AS A SMALL CHILD . HE WAS THE FIRST PERSON FROM TEXAS I HAD EVER MET OR KNOWN . AT THE TIME HE WAS ACTIVELY MY UNCLE ,THE FAMILY ALL WENT THEYRE SEPERATE WAYS ,BUT I HAD A CHANCE TO MEET HIM AS AN ADULT . JUST LIKE WHEN I WAS A CHILD ….HE WAS BIGGER THAN LIFE . I WILL MISS HIM . SORRY TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOSS. AUNT DEBBIE ,TROY ,T.J., CHI CHI I LOVE YOU .

  3. Uncle Larry was my dad’s oldest brother. I have too many funny memories of him to share here. Although he was the oldest boy, he played with us like he was the youngest. Rest assured that we children loved him very much, and he will be greatly missed. Dad and Carol, I just wish we could be there with you. All my love,

  4. I have some fond memories of Larry,Jimmy & I lived with him & Debbie when we first got married, we played many a game of Canasta.My girl’s remember him talking like a duck ! I have said a prayer for you all,Susan

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