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Johnathan Neil Smith

January 24, 1976 — December 17, 2021

Johnathan Neil Smith

January 24, 1976 – December 17, 2021

Johnathan Neil Smith born January 24, 1976, in La Jara Colorado to Jim and Norene Smith of Sanford. John was 5th of 6 children. John graduated from Sanford high school in 1995. He then served a mission in Scotland for the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints, he returned from his mission and met his wife Austin Christensen they were married on March 14, 1998, in Sanford Colorado. John went on to attend lineman school in Grand Junction Colorado he soon after got a job working for Gunnison County Electric in Lake City, Colorado they lived in Lake City for two years before moving to Norwood Colorado where he worked for San Miguel power for 18 years. John is survived by his wife Austin and daughter Haylee of Norwood, mother Norene Smith of Sanford, sister Terri (Bob)Booth of Alamosa, brother Steven (Julie) Smith of Sanford, sister Christi (Craig) Fairhurst of Sanford, brother Keith (Heather)Smith of Sanford, and brother Mark (Aimee) Smith of Sanford. He was preceded in death by his father Jim Smith of Sanford, Grandparents Dallas (Irene) Smith of Manassa, Grandparents Gene (Elene)Howard of Albuquerque. John loved sports, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, riding horses, roping,4-H and watching Haylee do anything, his greatest love was his family. John had an infectious smile and laugh that will be missed by many.  John enjoyed playing jokes and giving everyone a hard time, he loved his job and the guys he worked with, He was a good father, husband, brother, son and friend.  A celebration of John’s life will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 30th at the Norwood High School, the grave dedication and interment will follow at the Norwood Cemetery.

 

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