Former Winter Park outdoor enthusiast Kevin Lenihan Smith dies |

Former Winter Park outdoor enthusiast Kevin Lenihan Smith dies

Kevin Lenihan Smith


Kevin Lenihan Smith, 33, died April 29, 2011, at his home near Salida.

He was born Oct. 27, 1977, in Denver. A 1996 graduate of Manual High School in Denver, he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in international business from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., in 2000.

After college Mr. Smith moved to Winter Park, where he met his longtime partner, Karen Elliott.

Mr. Smith worked for Dvorak’s Expeditions as a senior fly-fishing and river guide in Nathrop and for Angel of Shavano Recycling Center in Salida.

He was known for his sense of humor, adventure and love of the outdoors.

His sister, Holly Olsen, and father, Don Smith, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his mother, Sue Smith; partner, Karen Elliott; and many friends and loved ones.

Services will be at 1 p.m. May 5, 2011, at the Wagners’ home, 1839 Forest Parkway, Denver, CO 80220.

A memorial float and service will be held in Salida at a later date.

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