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Vail Daily obituary: Deirdre Ann Smith, 1965-2013

Alan Brown would like to invite all friends to a celebration of the life of Deirdre Ann Smith, also known as Chef Dee, March 11, 1965-July 3, 2013, to be held at the Vail Chophouse in Lionshead on Oct. 26 beginning at 4 p.m. (free parking). Please join us to celebrate her life.

I would like to ask everyone to RSVP via email to alan@vail chophouse.com or call 970-477-0555 so we know how much food to prepare.

Born and raised in Brick, N.J., Dee attended culinary school before moving to Colorado, where she worked as a respected chef while raising her daughter. She was known and loved by many.

Dee is survived by her husband, Alan Brown; her daughter, Desiré Nicole Smith; her father, Ritchie Smith; and her sister and brother-in-law, Carrie and Lou D’Atorio. Her cousins, nieces, nephews and friends will all miss her deeply.

A memorial fund has been set up at 1st Bank of Colorado under Dee Smith Memorial Fund, 1st Bank of Vail, 17 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657. For more information, call 970-979-3316.

We look forward to seeing you at the celebration.