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Karma Zoe Joseph Smith

July 19, 1933 ~ July 17, 2021 (age 87)

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Karma Zoe Joseph Smith died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, July 17, 2021, two days prior to her 88th birthday.

Karma was born and raised in the small, southern Utah town of Beaver. She met Collin Smith while attending the University of Utah where she received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in music. Collin and Karma were married in the St. George temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on November 23, 1956. The young couple spent the first few years of their life together in Salt Lake City as Collin pursued a career in Civil Engineering. They moved to Denver, Colorado in 1967 when Collin accepted a new job opportunity. Karma grieved deeply when Collin passed away on February 19, 2013 but was grateful for the remaining eight years she was able to spend on earth with her family and friends.

Karma was a woman of many interests and talents. These included a deep love of music, particularly the piano and organ, and a passionate devotion to the Denver Broncos, Nuggets, and Colorado Rockies, whom she followed religiously until the day she died. Following in the footsteps of her mother, Karma taught piano her entire adult life (there are too many students to count), retiring only when she no longer had the physical strength to do it.

As a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Karma spent countless hours serving others as she faithfully fulfilled many assignments in the Church. Most importantly, she was an example of pure Christ-like love to all she came in contact with.

Karma is survived by her four children and their spouses, Brad (Jennie), Craig (Shawna), Carolyn (Daren) Forbes, and Valerie (John) Smith, 12 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday, July 22, from 6-8 PM at Horan & McConaty Mortuary, 80th & Wadsworth. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 23, at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 12995 W. 72nd Ave.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. For those wishing to participate virtually, please use the following link on Friday, just prior to 11:00am: 

Interment will take place at Golden Cemetery.




July 22, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Horan & McConaty
7577 W. 80th Avenue (at Wadsworth Blvd)
Arvada, CO 80003

Funeral Service
July 23, 2021

11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Alkire Building
12995 West 72nd Avenue
Arvada, CO 80005

July 23, 2021

12:30 PM
Golden Cemetery
755 Ulysses Street
Golden, CO 80401

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