Courtenay Smith Cave

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Aspen, CO Colorado

Courtenay Smith Cave, daughter of Patrick Smith and Sandra Iglehart, passed away May 6, 2009, in Aspen.

Courtenay was born Nov. 26, 1972, in Indianapolis. She grew up in the Chicago area until 1989, when she moved with her mother to Aspen. After completing high school in Aspen, she moved to California and attended Santa Barbara City College and Santa Monica City College. While in California, Courtenay and her sister, Renee, established a small and very successful business creating hand-painted custom jeans.

After several years in California, Courtenay’s desire to be with her family and her love of Aspen and the beauty of the mountains convinced her to return to what she considered home. Courtenay worked for several years in the restaurant business and for the past few years had been expanding her business as a nail technician.

Courtenay had a wonderful, creative flair and her sense of style in fashion and decor was reflected in so many ways. She lit up every room she entered. She was truly a gifted, loving and compassionate person. All who had the pleasure of loving her and knowing her will dearly miss her.

Courtenay is survived by her mother, Sandra Iglehart, and stepfather Jim Iglehart; father Patrick Smith and stepmother Annabelle Smith; her brother Shane Todd, sister Renee Mackie (Daryl), nieces Ava and Ruby, nephew Cash, aunt SueAnn Crick and her cousins Joshua and Jennifer Crick.

A memorial service for Courtenay will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 11, at the Aspen Meadows. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the nonprofit Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 985, Aspen, CO, 81612.