Photo by Kathy Browning
Many attended the Celebration of Ellen Smith’s Life on Wednesday, June 6 at Paonia Town Park. The Ute Trials Car Club lined up in two rows in front of the Paonia Teen Center. Members of the Colorado BMW Motorcycle Club came over from Denver. Ellen Smith was the force behind the teen center now named for her, the car club and the BMW Rally which chose to come year after year in great part due to her gifts in hospitality, generosity and organization.
Rev. James Gall described Ellen Smith at the celebration of her life on Wednesday, June 6. The first thing that came to mind was that she was always working.