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“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76. ”
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Kimberly Ellen Smith, 63, of Vernon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Born in Portland, Maine, the daughter of the late Donald and Kathleen (Hayes) Smith, she grew up in Ellington, and has lived in Vernon for most of her life. She was a graduate of Ellington High School, Class of 1972. Prior to her retirement, Kim was a telephone operator at the UCONN Health Center for several years. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Rebecca Crandall of Harwinton, Ryan Crandall of Vernon, and Ashley Smith of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Bella Torres, Michaela and Megyn LaRose, and Caitlin Smith; a sister, Kathleen Brown of Virginia, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four siblings, Donna Gates, Dennis and Terrance Smith, and Melanie Wisneski. Funeral services and burial are private and at the convenience of her family. Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home in Vernon is caring for the arrangements. For online condolences and guest book, please visit