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KUDOS & KINDNESS: Thank you for Celebration of Life

Our family thanks Sierra at Tahoe for another beautiful Celebration of Life for Sgt. Timothy M. Smith. A special thank you to John Rice the CEO, Cyndee, Matt, Jim, Dennis, Katy, Mindi, Davin, Sharon from Enchanted Florist for the beautiful wreath and all the special staff of Sierra. You always make this such a special day for our family and friends. Thank you everyone who came up to share our special day for Timmy, I know his dad Mike was with us also in spirit. His plaque was mounted three years ago, thank you Mike Shreve and my son Tommy who mounted it three years ago up off Castle run. There is a flag that will remain there thanks to Matt Ring, honoring Timmy. Cyndee Gatien and Matt Ring say his celebration will be at Sierra every year. Love you guys. Dennis a veteran himself, began the ceremony with loving and caring words. Our family spoke with loving memories of Timmy. Friends always share some loving stories. This year Davin Kangas closed it with a beautiful song. Then they snowboarded and skied down the hill with all of the flags flying proudly.

A special thank you to Linda Giannoni, owner of the Classic Cue, Ray, Lacy, Shirley Schinzing, Janis Ringhand, Leslie, Nancy and all the Classic Cue family staff for making Timmy’s Celebration of Life such a happy memory of him. The decorations and food were wonderful. Thank you to Davin Kangas and The Cash Only Band for playing all night in honor of Timmy, we love you guys. Thank you Howie Nave who dedicated April 7 to Timmy and our soldiers who are and have served, with such loving words and songs. Love you Howie.

A very special and loving thank you to my children Tommy and Jackie. Without you here with me every step of the way for over three years now I do not know if I would be here. I love you both so much. You are both my life and I am so blessed. I love you Tommy and Jackie. Love you Nick and Ashley.

Patty Smith and family

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