Carol was born in Idaho Falls, ID to Pastor George C. Klassen and his wife, Beulah M. Klassen. She had one older brother, Keith W. Klassen. The family moved to Southern California in 1948. They then moved to Fort Collins in 1956. Carol graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1961.
She then married her high school sweetheart, William "Bill" Smith. They had two daughters, Brenda and Cheryl. Carol was a homemaker until her first job at Colorado Crystal in 1976. Carol then went to work at Hewlett Packard in 1978 and remained there until she retired in 2001.
During her retirement Carol enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and grand dogs. She enjoyed going antiquing, going for rides in the mountains, attending church and watching football. Carol and Bill also enjoyed out of state trips with family.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents and brother. Surviving family members are William "Bill" Smith, Brenda Rogers (Rich) of Fort Collins and Cheryl Sanders of Loveland.
Carol requested that no service or memorial be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bent Tree Church of Loveland or the Larimer County Humane Society.