William Smith
1944 - 2020
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Smith, William
1/25/1944 - 7/14/2020

On July 14, 2020 William "Bill" Smith passed away at his home in Aurora, CO after a long battle with heart disease. He was born on January 25, 1944 in Rensselaer, Indiana. Bill is survived by his wife Cathy, daughter CJ, son-in-law Jeff and sister Stephanie.

Bill served in the United States Air Force as an accountant, but was medically discharged. That experience led to his employment with Indiana National Bank. It was there, that he met Cathy and the two of them were wed in Plainfield, Indiana in 1973. After a job interview during their honeymoon in Colorado, Bill began working at First National Bank of Denver. They made Colorado their home, building a family along the way. Cathy started doing books in the basement of their home and when the work load increased, Bill quit his job with the bank and they started The BookSmith in 1979. He spent the next 40 years serving businesses across the front range and Wyoming. He was a believer in Jesus Christ and an active member of Community Bible Study and Denver First Church, where he and his family served for 10 years. He loved motorcycles, was a bit of a food snob and was always in charge of the fun.

His celebration of life will be held on Saturday August 1, 2020 at 11am at Denver First Church located at 3800 E Hampden Ave Englewood, CO 80113. Reservations required.

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Published in Denver Post on Jul. 29, 2020.
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July 31, 2020
Our Deepest Sympathies Cathy, CJ and Family. Bill was our Bookkeeper at Cabinet Warehouse, LTD and Cabinet Concepts Design Center for 15 plus years. He was a very knowledgeable, loyal and dependable Bookkeeper. But, most of all he was a very Special Human Being. In memory of a wonderful person.
Joe & Kathy Rojas
July 30, 2020
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July 29, 2020
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Alice Wilson
July 29, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences dear family and friends. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you. And may you find hope and comfort in God our Father, who loves us, comfort your hearts and "make you firm". (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17).
July 29, 2020
In loving memory of Bill.... He was a sweet, kind man and a delight to know. I always enjoyed visiting with him and chatting at the coffee shop on Sunday mornings. My deepest sympathy for your great loss. I'm praying that you will feel God's presence and his love in this time of sorrow.
Jan Robnett
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