Dorne Smith, age 67, passed away on July 2, 2021 surrounded by family in his home of 38 years. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for 44 years and worked at Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies for most of his working career. He retired in 2013 from Agilent Technologies.
Dorne was born on November 30, 1953 to Everett and Marietta Smith in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he lived until moving to Missouri to be near his sweetheart, Elaine. Dorne and Elaine were married on July 5, 1975 at Possum Hill in Worden, Illinois and moved to Colorado Springs in 1977.
Dorne was an avid gardener and could often be spotted doing yard work in his “farmer’s costume”: jean overalls, a Hawaiian print shirt, and a straw hat. He enjoyed all kinds of music and would sit on the floor in front of his stereo to browse his CDs and curate a selection of music for family gatherings. He enjoyed traveling to Europe with Elaine to visit with their daughter, Amanda, and practice his French language skills. He was always happy to read a book or play a game with the children and didn’t mind little hands digging in his garden, which made him a favorite with his many grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine; his sisters: Alice, Maudie and Laura; his children: Cara, Amanda, Drew and Jessa; his grandchildren: Mia, Evan, Cedric, Megan, Damien, Carl, Amelia, and Matthew; and his great-grandchild: Lorenzo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Marietta.
A memorial will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 10AM at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. A reception will follow. There will be a luncheon at Phantom Canyon, 2 E Pikes Peak Avenue from 11:30 – 2:00 P.M. after the memorial service on August 7, 2021. If possible, please RSVP a Smith family member so we can have a “head count”.
Memorials in Dorne’s name may be made to Care and Share Food Bank https://careandshare.org/how-to-donate/ or to Rocky Mountain PBS https://rmpm.secure.force.com/support/rmpbs/donate.