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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Kyle Smith who was born in Nebraska on May 19, 1998 and passed away on June 04, 2006 at the age of 8. We will remember him forever.

Kyle Lee Smith was born Tuesday May 19,1998 to Chris and Marilyn Smith.  He had two sisters that he loved to fight with-Danita, 13, who loved to play with his ears; and Shelby, 10, who would play with Kyle whenever her friends were not around.
Kyle was the type of kid who had enough energy for everyone.  He would help anyone he could, as long as it was not helping around his own house.  He liked to go to work with his dad, and in the winter he loved to go help his dad move snow in the loader.  This summer, he had plans to mow grandma and grandpa's lawn and their other lots for $1.00 each, because he found a stereo he really wanted for $50.00

At school, he knew how to push everyone's buttons.  His favorite color was blue and he was good in math.  Kyle had a four-wheeler that he loved to ride.  He wrecked it and broke his arm after having it for two weeks, but he didn't even cry.  He was a tough kid.  Even after all that, he was still begging me to get him a dirt bike.  He loved to watch Nascar with his dad.  He was a big Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan.  His favorite T.V. show was Funniest Home Videos.  He always had to call Grandpa to see when it was going to be on.  And if he saw one that he really liked, he would call his Grandpa to make sure that he seen it also.  His favorite movie was "Dukes of Hazzard."  He loved to go rent the old version and would watch it over and over again.  His cousin, Devin, would come over and they would pretend that Kyle's dad's car was the "General Lee."  Kyle would even try to dress like Luke.

He was very good with phone numbers.  You only had to tell him a couple of times what a number was, and he would never forget it.  Just ask his Aunt Brenda, she told Kyle his Uncle Bruce's number, and when they were on a trip to Washington D.C., they got a phone call from Kyle just wondering what they were doing.  He would also call Uncle Bruce when he was doing his thing in the bathroom.  What a kid.  He would call his dad everyday just to see what he was doing.  Every Friday, he would call and see if he could go to work with him on Saturday.
Kyle had two very special people in his life, John Johnston of Harvard and Ron Hoagland of Hastings.  Kyle called John Johnston his uncle and was always ready to help him with anything.  He also liked to stay the night at his house.  One day, when I went to pick him up from a weekend at Uncle Johns', he told Aunt Kathy to "Tell Uncle John I love him," and Kathy said, "What about me?". He told her that he loved her too.  Kyle, like most boys, didn't like to show affection, but that day he did.  He called Ron Hoagland,Grandpa Ron.  He loved to go to his house to see the "alligator". Little did he know, it was a bear-he was only three.
On Friday, June 2nd, he called me at 2:10 at work to see what I was doing and asked me if he could go shopping to buy a life jacket to wear while he went off the diving boards at the local pool.
Kyle was loved by numerous people and will be missed by all.  He had the cutest dimples and the most beautiful eyelashes.
Thank You all for the support in this most difficult time in our lives.  Words will never be able to express how much we appreciate all everyone has done for us. 

Thank you all and God Bless,
Marilyn Smith

Kyle Smith left us all on June 4, 2006. He was in a terrible boating accident at Harlan County Dam.  He was not wearing a life jacket.  Several people tried rescuing Kyle that day, including his sister Shelby.  Others that aided in the search were Mayor Matt Rossen and his sons; Bob Murphy of Murphy's Wagoon Wheel and his fiance; Paige, Jamie, and Brendon of Axtell, along with several others including the paramedics, who took over afterwards.  We were told that what takes most rescuers three days to do, only took 20 minutes.  Their efforts in trying to save him will never be forgotten, they will always be in the hearts of many.
Kyle left behind many family members and friends, he will always be in our hearts.  He will definitely never be forgotten!

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This is Some of Kyle's Family at the Benefit. We all Wore shirts that say In Loving Memory Of Kyle. The lady wearing the apron is Kyle's Aunt Brenda who is a Team Leader at Long John Silvers.



Some of the workers at Long John Silver's that help out ! The Family Thanks Everyone that was there to help Out!!


They went around and recieved donations for a raffle Drawing. There were several Buisnesses that donated several Items. The Family thanks Everyone for there Donations. Long John Silver's also gave 20% of there sales for the day to Marilyn and Chris to help with the expenses of Kyle's Funeral.


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Tributes and Condolences
Kyle in Hastings   / Sierra Scherbarth (Friend)
I Remember in Hastings when me nd Sarah played basketball with kyle nd messing around and everything lastly Kyle I Will Keep your Family Safe That's My Promise lil guy Love nd miss you bunches hope we can visit again someday
6 Years~   / Marilyn Smith (Mom)
Kyle where do I start! Well here it goes, I can't believe it has been 6 years already! Not a day goes by that we don't speak your name! So many things have changed and I often wonder what life would be like if you were stil here! You would be startin...  Continue >>
Kyle  / Cassy Graf (Family Friend )
I really only have one memory with you that i can still remember!! im 15 now. i wish we could have made more memories.. and i hope we will when my day comes to visit you!! I wonder what your doing everyday!! everyone misses you bunches!! there was so...  Continue >>
poem from hubba   / Mom
I Often Wonder © Christian I often wonder how life would be if you were still down here with me. I often wonder if you'd make them proud would you be quiet or would you be loud. I often wonder if you'd be class clown bring someone up if they wer...  Continue >>
poem from dink   / Mom
Kyle this poem fits Danita perfect! She loves and misses you very much!                              ...  Continue >>
poems / Mom     Read >>
5 Years  / Marilyn Smith (Mom)    Read >>
4 Years  / Marilyn (mom)    Read >>
in memory of aweet kyle  / Denise King (no relation )    Read >>
Hey buddy!!!  / Ronda Sigman (Great Aunt )    Read >>
3 Years  / Marilyn Smith (mother)    Read >>
Hello / Robin Wessel (Cousin)    Read >>
hey little guy  / Lexi Utter (-family friend )    Read >>
Hey Bud  / Robin Wessel (Cousin)    Read >>
LITTLE BRO  / Danita And Shelby     Read >>
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About me  

Meaning Of My Name


English, Irish: A Narow Strait or channel,wood, Handsome




Zodiac Sign: 



Chinese Zodiac


 Sensitive, Emotional, Have a tendency to get carried away and be stubborn about what you think is right; often seen as a "Hothead"or rebel. Your sign shows you would be excellent as a boss, explorer, race car driver, or matador.



Chris and Marilyn Smith

Danita and Shelby Smith


Melvin and Anna Smith
Kathy and Butch Sigman
Robert Dale Smith


Joe and Deb Hankins
Kurt Porter
Jennifer Spike


Royal and Beverly Rollins
Melvin and Fern Smith
Ava Smith
Richard and Claira Mahieu
Charles and Mary Sigman

Great-Great Grandparents:

Viola and Lynn Smith
Zola and William Rollins
Andrew and Gladeys Nelson
Vera Smith
Harry and Lucy Johnson
Arthur and Laura Sigman

Aunts and Uncles:

Christy Smith
Bruce and Brenda Smith
Charles (Chuckie) Sigman

Great Aunts and Uncles:

Joe and Deb Hankins
Jerry and David Mahieu
Jacque and Jim Roberts
Robin Rollins and Raenae Maley
Barb Jepsen
Russ and Diane Jepsen
Karen Rollins
Marsha Smith
Betty and Curtus Ransom
Faye Holdeman
Allen and Pat Latzel
Berry and Laura Swarts
Ronda Sigman
Keith and Louise Poor


Ashleigh and Makenz Smith
Devin Spike
 Isabebla and Destiny Smith
Jordan Hankins
Jason, Robin, Charles and Elek Wessel
Scott, Candy and Katelynn Battreal
Ed and Cathy Pearson
Tim and Angela Latzel
Mandy and Amy Rollins
Hector, Erin, Maria and Issebela Gonzales
Clayton Roberts
Mike, Billie, Sagie, Cameron and Ethan Minard
Jeff, Bobbie and Breana Carriker
Tonya and Michelle Slagle

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