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Cole Allen Smith
  • 21 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 9, 1992
  • Place of birth:
    Newport Beach, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 26, 2013
Families are FOREVER!

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Cole Smith, 21, born on July 9, 1992 and passed away on August 26, 2013. We love him and will remember him forever.

Memorial services will be held Friday, August 30th at 11:00am at

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
30522 Vía Con Dios
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

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You can contribute to his memorial fund in lieu of flowers. All funds raised will go towards Cole's memorial expenses and any excess funds will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation. His family is grateful for your support during this difficult time.

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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by marilyn lamb on 26th August 2016

"Dear Cole, this is the day that I'll always remember as hard as any day I'll ever know. The beauty is life is eternal. This day was the beginning of your new next life. We know you are doing good and great things in your life after earth. We love you, the Lambs"

This tribute was added by marilyn lamb on 10th July 2016

"Hi Cole and Happy Birthday from all of the Lambs! We think of you so often, it's a good habit! We know you are watching over your family. You're such a hard worker, keep up the good work!
Love, Marilyn, Scott and kids"

This tribute was added by Wendy Vassilaros on 9th July 2016

"Happy B-day Cole! I hope you invited Hailey to your party. (Just make sure you have lots of Lays chips for her!) Also, make sure to send your family a beautiful sunset today. They really miss you. <3"

This tribute was added by kim newett on 10th July 2015

"You are loved, Happy Birthday!"

This tribute was added by Tania Robertson on 9th July 2015

"Happy Heavenly Birthday Cole!  Cade is rock climbing this week at Nationals and I am sure he will be honoring his awesome brother today as he competes.  He is amazing and is really excelling at his sport. Just like his older brother!"

This tribute was added by Graham Safford on 9th July 2015

"Happy Birthday Cole!

I still can't believe you're gone. Every time a Blink 182  song comes on I can't help but think, "To face this on my own, well I guess this is growing up." I still miss you and all the crazy fun we used to have. Can't wait see you again."

This tribute was added by Wendy Vassilaros on 26th August 2014

"Hey Cole-  Just want you to know how much your family misses you.  We'll be there tonight to show them our love and support.  I hope they feel your presence.  (Give Hailey a hug for me.)  <3"

This tribute was added by jason tedesco on 10th July 2014

"Happy birthday kid. Miss you every single day <3"

This tribute was added by Kriten Smith on 18th December 2013

"Hi sweety! I hung your stocking last night.  I keep waiting for you to walk in the door from school.....hoping to hear you say "Mommy" or "Puppy".  I wish I would have bought you that sweatshirt you were wanting this summer.  I'm sorry.  I love you ~ Stars  Moons  Universe.  For ETERNITY."

This tribute was added by Tania Robertson on 5th December 2013

"Cole, I think you KNOW how much your family loves you!!!  You were blessed with a wonderful, sensitive, caring, and STRONG family.   They are doing such beautiful things in your honor - I am sure you are very proud of them.  And by the way, thank you for the most amazing sunsets lately.  You will ALWAYS be remembered!"

This tribute was added by Kriten Smith on 4th December 2013

"Hi Baby ~
I pray Heaven allows you to read all these beautiful tributes. Your always in my mind every second of the day. I hope you know that. My heart misses you so much. I miss you walking in the door and saying "Mommy", I miss you leaving your Ben and Jerry's on the coffee table, I miss the fishing hooks in the dryer. I miss your beautiful smile that got you out of trouble with me, every time.  I miss you trying to lift me up and carry me....(now Cade does this). I miss worrying about you. I miss your smell.  I miss your friends coming over and hanging out here with you.  I miss every single thing.  I hope you know how very very much I love and adore you.  From the second you took your first breath, until the day I take my last. You will always have my eternal love."

This tribute was added by jason tedesco on 25th September 2013

"I'll never forget the times riding in your car listening to party in the usa by Miley Cyrus (before she went crazy), you were obsessed with her! So many small, fun memories with you dude. Wish every day that I could have you back here"

This tribute was added by Marissa Bragstad on 10th September 2013

"I remember you would always come and say hello when I was out tanning on my deck. You'd play songs your friends made and talk about surfing and how you could shape me a board for pretty cheap. You always had a goofy smile on your face and kind words to say. Lately I keep seeing people out on the water and catch myself thinking it's you. I know you're there in spirit. Rest easy, miss you"

This tribute was added by Natalie Adame on 8th September 2013

"You are incredible cole & I know I told you a million times but I love you very much. Thank you for the precious moments we shared, for those late night talks under the stars, for cuddling for hours, for every sweet kiss, for every warm hug, for every laugh, inside joke and silly moment, for showing me how to love another human being, for making me feel special. I miss you every second xox"

This tribute was added by Rachel Gillie on 3rd September 2013

"Cole used to come over to my house for tutoring. He hated to type on the computer and would beg me to type for him, mostly in an attempt to get me to write the papers for him. I did everything I could to keep him on task. His favorite paper was about his obsession with Hannah Montana. Most of our time was spent talking about his teenage woes! Man, I miss that handsome face!"

This tribute was added by Kristen Bartlett on 1st September 2013

"Cole, you were the love of my life, my soulmate, my future, and my everything. I am a wreck without you my love and I would give anything to have you back. You are and will always be my butthead and I had the most passionate, incredibly amazing years of my life being with you. I am the luckiest person to have had you as my forever, my best friend, my Ocean! I know your shredding waiting!"

This tribute was added by Alexandra Traylor on 1st September 2013

"All my memories are of little bitty Cole. I'd stop by to play with him after school every day (or so it seemed). We spent pretty much all our time outside. Water was involved whenever possible, either little swim pool, or sprinklers, or even just dumping his water out. He wanted to be wet. He was such a cool kid, I only wish I could have known the adult version."

This tribute was added by Lisa Michelle on 30th August 2013

"I came today to his memorial. I saw his story on FB and my family knew of him.I cried when I heard this news and saw his pic days ago. WHY? many people die each day. My heart ached for days. I looked again at his pic, and knew.. he is a light..he is all goodness..his family raised him unscarred and he had much to give back just by his mere presence. A light we all lost. Travel the cosmos"

This tribute was added by Paul Linder on 30th August 2013

"I have had the pleasure of knowing you these past few years, those of which have been the best years of my life. I couldn't be happier to have shared them with such a true friend. I met your wonderful family today and they helped me realize its too hard to mourn your loss when there are too many memories to celebrate, laugh, and smile about. RIP Cole love and miss you man. See you soon <3"

This tribute was added by Mickie Petko on 30th August 2013

"Beautiful service today.  The tears, smiles, and funny stories were a testament to how many lives Cole touched.  Kristen and Steve, your limitless love allowed for this young man to be the man he was."

This tribute was added by Eileen Stidham on 30th August 2013

"I will never forget one day at church when Cole and Steve came into a Sunday School class I was in.  They had just been together at the temple.  Cole bore a powerful testimony of his knowledge that families can be together forever and of the spirit that he had felt at the temple.  That left a strong impression on me.
Thank you Cole."

This tribute was added by nancy mills on 30th August 2013

"Dear Cole,  you are in a better place now... One that has continuous great fishing and surfing. We know that you will always be with your loving family in spirit. I promise to do what I can to comfort your sweet mom. Rest easy. You will be remembered with love."

This tribute was added by Judy Smith on 30th August 2013

"My Dear Sweet Nephew Cole
I Love You Always & Forever
Your presence in my life made every day special
Connecting to Your Joy
Heart Wide Open
Love You, Auntie Juju"

This tribute was added by maria fenske on 29th August 2013

"You are in our thoughts and continual prayers.  This is such a heart breaking situation and we are so very sorry for your loss of Cole.  My family lifts you up in prayer and we pray for God to put his arms around you all and that He hold you up through this difficult time. Rest in peace Cole, you live on in our memories.
Maria, Jeff, Zach & Kira Fenske"

This tribute was added by cyndi Schneider on 29th August 2013

"This is heartbreaking!  May Cole surround you with his spirit at this difficult time and the memories get you through!"

This tribute was added by Tania Robertson on 29th August 2013

"First memory of Cole - as the cutest 4 year old I had ever met running around with his darling sister Hannah - the boy with the grown up vocabulary and heart of gold.  Cole, you will be greatly missed by all who know you.  Watch over your family - they will be needing you.  We will watch over them too!"

This tribute was added by The Thompsons on 29th August 2013

"We are devastated by the loss of our neighbor, classmate and teammate. Our hearts ache for you."

This tribute was added by Andrew vAN dIVER on 29th August 2013

"I learned many different lessons in loyalty, positivity, kindness, and love from you. Your drive in life was only matched by your generosity. I wish now more than ever that I was able to spend more time with you. I'm very happy to know how rich and exciting you made your life, and it is an example of how we all should have such an appetite for existence. Nothing lasts, but nothing is lost."

This tribute was added by Beverly Loaiza on 29th August 2013

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to your sweet mother Kristen and loving father Steve. I don't know if I ever had a conversation with either of them when they didn't have a story to tell me about you. Always so full of life. Living every moment. Hugs go out your beautiful sister Hannah and little brother Cade. You are their angel know. Look over them and surround them with love. R.I.P Cole"

This tribute was added by Kim Gardner on 29th August 2013

"Cole was always such an "old soul".  It was so rewarding to be counted as one of his friends.  I admired his kindness and big heart.  I can picture his smile and feel of his love and I hope the Smith family knows that he will ALWAYS be a part of the Gardner's memories.  We love you Krissy, Steve, Banana and Caders.  Kim and Aaron Gardner"

This tribute was added by meryl cook on 29th August 2013

"Kristen and family - my heart is heavy with sadness from the loss of your beloved boy.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  With love from Meryl and family"

This tribute was added by Susan Liewer on 28th August 2013

"Cole was one of those students you never forget because of his wonderful smile, joy and enthusiasm.  I also remember the love the Smith family had for one another.  My heart breaks for you all."

This tribute was added by Jodie Buhler on 28th August 2013

"We are so sorry, with heavy hearts our deepest condolences.
Thoughts and prayers for the entire family!
Buhler family"

This tribute was added by Julie McCurdy on 28th August 2013

"Dear Smith family,
I am absolutely heartbroken to hear of your loss.  I can remember Cole sitting at his desk with that most wonderful smile.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Patrick Padian on 28th August 2013

"Cole as much as we lost touch when you went to highschool.. I will never forget how you came up to Verona every day to hangout with everybody here because Calabria was full of adults and no kids! You were like an older brother to all the younger kids on my street. You will be forever missed. You and your whole family are in the prayers of myself as well as my whole family too."

This tribute was added by David Tessers on 28th August 2013

"Kristen, Steve, Hannah, and Cade -
Our hearts and prayers are with each of you. I wish I could change this because it hurts us so much.  I can't begin to imagine how difficult this is for you.  Cole is such a great young man!  We will always remember our fun times together and want you to know there is nothing we would not do for you - at any time of the day or night."

This tribute was added by sandra roth on 28th August 2013

"Cole... We never met but you are my neighbor. I have a 19yr old Son...Your death hits home...My heart is sad for your Family.... Rest in Peace young man."

This tribute was added by kim newett on 28th August 2013

"Cole, you touched many lives and will be eternally loved. Your short life was filled with passion and well lived. Your parents provided the most loving and caring environment for any child to grow up in and from that you gained a zest for life and lived it fully. It comforts me to know that you had an adventurous, wonderful life and are now exploring another new and amazing place. Miss Kim"

This tribute was added by Mickie Petko on 28th August 2013

"Smith family,
My heart is aching for you.  Words can not begin to express my sorrow.  There is nothing I would like to do more right now than give each of you a hug and take your pain away.  Your dear Cole was such a gift."

This tribute was added by Rose Wagner on 28th August 2013

"Steve and Kristen, our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.  We were so saddened to hear about Cole.  We have many memories of him and your family when we were neighbors.  Rock and Rosie Wagner."

This tribute was added by Christine Clark on 28th August 2013

"Dear Steve and your beautiful family,
With much sadness and a heavy heart, I send my deepest sympathy. I lost my sister when she was 21, and I really know how you feel. All of you are in my prayers.

Christine Clark"

This tribute was added by jason tedesco on 27th August 2013

"Not a full minute has gone by in the past 2 days where I havent thought about you Cole, your pictures are the only thing I have left of you and I look at them constantly. Miss you kid."

This tribute was added by Hannah Smith on 27th August 2013

"Hi friends, a big thanks from Cole's whole family for all the love and support. The memorial service will be on Friday, August 30th, at 11 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 29441 Altisima, Ranch Santa Margarita, CA 92688. We hope to see you all there to celebrate the beautiful life of our amazing boy."

This tribute was added by Laureen Leaver on 27th August 2013

"Cole will be missed very much. Our love and prayers are with his family.

Bill and Laureen Leaver"

This tribute was added by Ed MacNevin on 27th August 2013

"The MacNevin family is holding your family in our prayers. You helped us so much when we lost our son years ago. Words just cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. "For I know the plans I have for you,” Jeremiah 29:11"

This tribute was added by Bryan Small on 27th August 2013

"Steve and Kristen,
I wish there was something we could say or do to ease the pain. Just know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We will always remember Cole for the great young man he was. Anything we can do just let us know.
Bryan, Sandy & Jordan Small"

This tribute was added by Lawrence Hart on 27th August 2013

"Wishing you all my deepest condolences on your loss of Cole. You are in our thoughts and prayers, wish you much peace and love! Savor the memories.
Love from Lawrence and Sam."

This tribute was added by Zachary Wright on 27th August 2013

"Hope your getting some good tip time up there buddy! cant wait to surf with you again, I'm gonna miss you my friend. Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Laurie Jones-Tooch on 27th August 2013

"Dear Cole, Your friends and family will miss you so much. We wish them peace knowing  you are safe and well in Heaven. Give Char and Al our love."

This tribute was added by Michelle Butterfield on 27th August 2013

"Heaven just gained an unbelievable angel, you left this earth way to soon. No words to express my feelings, but my heart is filled with sorrow.  We love the Smith family, and I'm so sorry for this tragic loss.
The Butterfield's and Jacob Perkins"

This tribute was added by Keith Dennis on 27th August 2013

"I have no words.. our thoughts and prayers are with you all."

This tribute was added by marilyn lamb on 27th August 2013

"Cole I loved being one of the many moms to you growing up. It's been a fast few years to adulthood since then and you made the most of it. Such brave choices and decisions and adventures that you lived through. When and why we change places from earth to heaven is a mystery to us now but we will have those answers someday. We miss you and love you always."

This tribute was added by Damon Bowen on 27th August 2013

"I will always remember you as my little brother. You were such a good Man and friend. You always went with the flow and never let anything get under your skin. You are the type of person that anyone would love just by being in your presence. You are now part of the eternal family but will always be remembered as our Ward family. I miss you and love you Brother. Love, Damon"

This tribute was added by Patricia Klein on 27th August 2013

"Praying for your family that God may comfort you as only he can at this time of tremendous loss <3  Praying.....................................NOW <3"

This tribute was added by Jeff Frazier on 27th August 2013

"Hey Everyone. I will be putting together a slide show for the funeral. Will you all please send me your favorite shots? -As high resolution as possible. Please email them to - Thanks!"

This tribute was added by Graham Safford on 27th August 2013

"Love and miss you brotha! I bet they have the best surf where you are. Save some waves for me! Rest in peace man."

This tribute was added by adrianna stpierre on 27th August 2013

"Miss and love you so much! It's true when they say only the good die young...I can't imagine a more caring angel.  God bless your family in this time."

This tribute was added by Sean Lamb on 27th August 2013

"Love and miss you, Cole. I know you're watching over your family, now. You shared so much love with the world. It's a better place because of you. I'll see you again, someday."

This tribute was added by Wendy Vassilaros on 27th August 2013

"Cole- I used to tell your mother that if I was a cradle robbing single woman I'd be chasing you down!  You are loved more than words can ever express.  Stay close to your family in spirit and let them know often that you are near.  Watch over your Mommy...she's going to need to feel your love.  <3"

This tribute was added by Haley Chapman on 27th August 2013

"We are so heartbroken and shocked. Heaven gained an amazing angel. We are thinking of your family and praying for you <3
Much Love from the Chapman Family."

This tribute was added by shauna weis on 26th August 2013

"Rip Cole! You will forever be missed! :-("

This tribute was added by Amie Frazier on 26th August 2013

"Hey neighbor,  I will always remember you as the cute little 12 year old who would play on our keyboard. I was always so jealous of your natural rhythm on the drums. I also remember how girl crazy you were when I would babysit you and I could never get you off the phone!i always regretted the way out last conversation were right. Sorry I was to prideful to tell you until now. <3"

This tribute was added by Avery Paulson on 26th August 2013

"Rest In Peace my friend you will be missed. Until we meet again"

This tribute was added by DeAnn Ridd on 26th August 2013

"We are heartbroken. We love you all so much. We are here for you always. With love from Blaine and DeAnn"

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