Tracy Smith-Cawley, 52, passed away suddenly Monday, May 21, 2007, in Glenwood Springs.She was born May 10, 1955, in Evergreen Park, Ill., to Z. Erol and Jane S. Smith. She grew up in Palos Heights, Ill, graduated from high school in Okemos, Mich., and attended the University of Colorado.After deciding to remain in Colorado, Tracy worked for a number of years in Snowmass and Aspen.She joined Trans World Airlines in 1983 as a flight attendant based in New York City, flying all over the world for the next seven years.She married Ed Cawley in 1987 in Aspen. They lived in Solana Beach, Calif., and moved back to Aspen in 1995. She began her business, Simple Gatherings, creating vases, frames and votives using aspen leaves and wildflowers significant to Colorado.Most recently, Tracy owned a home on a branch of the Roaring Fork River in Carbondale.Tracy had a warm and outgoing personality, making friends wherever she lived. She served for many years as a volunteer for the Food and Wine event, and fundraisers the Susan G. Koman Search for the Cure Foundation and children’s skiing through the Aspen Ski Club. She loved skiing and playing golf, and was very proud of having two holes-in-one to her credit. She also loved her garden and pet dogs Arnie and Bandit. She will be missed.Survivors include her mother; sisters Suzan MacKenzie-Smith of Ashland, Wis., and Cameron (Dan) Farley of Traverse City, Mich.; brothers Z. (Caz) Smith III of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Scott (Kris) Smith of Lake in the Hills, Ill.; nephews Joel (Kristal) McCue, Danny Kuester, Zack Smith, Christian Smith, and Josh Smith; nieces Meghan McCue, Brianne Farley, Kristin Farley and Hazel Smith; and grandniece Alexis McCue.She was preceded in death by her father; and sister Kimberly Van Den Elzen.A celebration of Tracy’s life will be held in June, date to be announced.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Susan G. Koman Foundation or the Aspen Ski Club.Arrangements are being made by Farnum Holt Funeral Home.
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