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Kyle Arthur Smith

December 22, 1987 ~ March 11, 2020 (age 32)

Obituary

Kyle Arthur Smith, 32 of Superior, died of natural causes Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at his residence.

Kyle was one of a kind. Adventurous, hilarious, and wicked-smart like his father and brother.

He attended Broomfield schools and CU Boulder, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 2010 and a Master of Science in Computer Science in 2012. He also worked in the computer science department at CU from his freshman year through grad school.

Kyle learned Korean and in 2014 took a job in Seoul as a software developer, creating programs for education software in the field of mathematics. He loved the people and the country, the food, and even “K-Pop” music. He enjoyed traveling to other countries in Asia, especially Japan, China and Taiwan, making friends everywhere he went.

After returning to Colorado to be with family, he did contract work, most recently for Adeptive Software in Superior.

In addition to traveling, Kyle loved the Broncos, playing video games, music, movies, cooking, all things technology, and engaging in intellectual discussions on just about any topic. He was ridiculously good at Jeopardy. He composed electronic music which can be found on Spotify and You-Tube. He played guitar, keyboards, and even sang Korean karaoke on occasion.

Although we are heartbroken over his passing, we celebrate the joy and passion he had in life, the joy and love he brought to his family and friends, and all that he was able to pack into the 32 years we had with him.

Kyle was preceded in death by his father Edwin Smith, and grandmothers Bernadine Buchwald and Roxie Thomassen. He is survived by his mother Lynn Flynn, stepfather Mike Flynn, brother Cameron Smith and Cameron's partner Meg Bertoni, all of Broomfield. He is also survived by grandfathers Arthur Buchwald and E L Smith, step-grandmother Karen Smith; stepsiblings Annette Williams, Breanna Kawasaki, and Mackenzie Flynn; aunts, uncles and cousins and many, many friends around the world.

A celebration of life is planned for this summer.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services of Lafayette is handling cremation arrangements.

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