Norman Paul Smith Sr., 95, passed away Jan. 5, 2018. Survived by his children, Norman Paul Smith Jr. of Pueblo West and Lenore 'Nore' (Gene) Eckert of New Jersey; sister-in-law, Bobbie Smith of Arvada; grandchildren, Colin Eckert and Grant Paul Eckert; great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Evan and Olivia Eckert. Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Smith; son, David Smith; and brother, Dale Smith. Norman was born to Paul and Lenore Smith on Sept. 8, 1922, in Deer Trail, Colo. He bought his first airplane and became a crop duster in San Luis Valley at the age 16. At the outbreak of WWII, he was drafted into the Army Air Corps where he remained for the duration of the war as a flight instructor. Norman worked at Singleton Sheet Metal and H&R Block. He enjoyed fly fishing, music and traveling. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and his years of flying. At his request, there will be no viewing nor services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Those who desire, may make memorials to Joni Fair Hospice House, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, Colo. 81005. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Nore & Norman, I am sorry to hear of your loss. The Christmas card I sent to your Dad was returned because I sent it to the home. I am Sue Klos’ sister, Michele, and enjoyed your parents company more than once. I taught in Saguache and shared a love of the SLV with your Dad. You know how loving and devoted your parents were and want you to know others also recognized those wonderful qualities as well. May Our Lord’s Loving Arms surround you and give you comfort & your memories give you pause to smile.

  2. Nore, You & your family are in my thoughts &
    prayers as you say good bye to your Dad.
    The photo you selected for his obituary truly
    captured his essence. I can imagine how
    beautiful your Mom must have been when
    the two of them fell in love.
    God bless you & grant you peace.
    Mary (Stefanic) Hodges

  3. In our hearts forever !! Will so miss you so very much. Lucky to have you as our Dad !! Love,,Nore and Norman

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