Check your settings when you are happy with your print preview press the print icon below.

Show Obituaries Show Guestbook Show Photos QR Code Print

Ellen A Smith (Tagader)

April 24, 1953 - March 10, 2019

Burial Date: March 23, 2019

A memorial service will be held at Crippin Funeral Home, 802 E. Main, Montrose, CO on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Posted by:
Kris Sanford Das

Posted on:
April 18, 2019

I hadn't seen Ellen since we played on the tennis team together at Fort Collins High School. I was going through some memorabilia today, and found an article from our local paper about Ellen winning the district singles title in 1971. I decided to Google her name, and it breaks my heart that I found her recent obituary. I remember Ellen as the girl who always kept us laughing and positive, even during difficult tennis matches. She had an old car she called the "Peach Chariot", that she used to drive way too fast! We had some rip-roaring times together! I send my love to her family, and my sincere wish that we had reconnected. She was a special and memorable woman.

Posted by:
Elaine Lambert

Posted on:
March 20, 2019

I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Ellen’s family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can’t change anything and can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your hearts and help you heal. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) One way that God comforts us today is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit

Posted by:
LaMoine G Brown

Posted on:
March 19, 2019

Mark, You have my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your wife. Please know that many people are thinking of you at this difficult time. Always remember the good times. LaMoine