September 7, 1936 ~ March 18, 2019

Born in: Stafford, Kansas
Resided in: Centennial, Colorado

Maurice Dean Smiley, 82, of Centennial, CO, passed away, Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons in Aurora, CO.

A celebration of life service will be held Wedneday, March 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, 5303 East County Line Road, Centennial, CO 80122.  A reception will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home following the service.  The Committal service will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

Maurice was born September 7, 1936 in Stafford, Kansas to Glenn and Marguerite (Griffith) Smiley.  He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1954 and attended the University of Kansas and the University of Maryland.  On July 15, 1967, he married Sandra Gail Brinsfield at Castle Air Force Base in California. Maurice served in both the US Army and the US Air Force, retiring in 1980.  Post military service, Maurice was employed by the Boeing Company.

Life in the military and with the Boeing Company, afforded Maurice the opportunity to live and travel all over the world before settling down in Bridgeport, NE, managing the Bridgeport Inn and serving as the Morrow County Nebraska Veteran’s Service Officer.  In February 2019, Maurice was recognized for fifty years of service as a Master Mason by the Nebraska Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, Camp Clarke Lodge No. 285.   Maurice was an avid reader and photographer, moved to Colorado in 2008.

Maurice is survived by his two sons, Maurice Glenn and his wife Brenda of Edmonds, Washington and Marcus Lee and his wife Karla of Littleton, CO;  three grandchildren, Ashley, Meagan and Matthew Smiley; and his sister Marcia Sheppard of Lawrence, Kansas.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Marguerite, and his wife Sandra in 2005.

A special thanks to the staff of Denver Hospice, Colorado State Veterans Home, Encompass Healthcare and Morning Star at Jordan for their loving care and awesome support provided to Maurice and his family.  Also, the family would like to extend their gratitude to Horan & McConaty for their professionalism and assistance during this difficult time.

Services

Celebration of Life: March 27, 2019 9:00 am

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122


Reception: March 27, 2019 10:00 am

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122


Graveside Service: March 27, 2019 11:30 am

Ft. Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235


Room: Staging area "B."

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  1. We are very sorry for your loss and wish we could be there to hug you in person. We love you both. -Lynna and Brian.

  2. Dear family,

    The Moeller family had lots of good times with Maurice when he would visit the farm. Maurice being a city kid, we played all of the scary tricks on the farm from snakes to riding bulls. He did not understand our humor! We were amazed at how much he knew about electronics! Was always inventing and tinkering with things we knew nothing about!! Great memories! Thoughts and prayers for each of you.

    Love, Judy (cousin)

  3. Our deepest condolences to your family. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time.

    With love,
    Clayton and Meghan Johnson

  4. For a man who spent his life in the service of his country, family and friends. He will be missed by so many.

  5. Great Man,Husband,Father,and brother-n-law.
    Rest In Peace Maurice.
    So sorry we can’t be there.
    Tom and Betty

  6. We are so sorry to hear about your family’s loss. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.

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