Carol E. Smith

CIMARRON - Carol E. Smith, age 82, died March 11, 2021 at her home in Cimarron KS. She was born on Nov. 9, 1938 in Sterling, KS, the daughter of Preston and Bernice (Bryant) Beauchamp. Carol spent her childhood years in Sterling, where she graduated from Sterling High School. On February 20, 1954, she was united in marriage to Richard Smith in Hutchinson, KS. The couple first resided in Sterling and then made several moves before settling in Cimarron, KS, in 1964. 

Carol is survived by her husband, Richard of Cimarron, KS; two daughters, Sheryl Lau of Cimarron, KS, and Kathy Quintanilla of Medford, OR; one brother, Herbert Beauchamp of Hutchinson, KS; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Robin Keese; and a grandson. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held on  April 10, 2021. More information about the service will follow at a later date. There is no visitation as cremation has taken place.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Prairie or Gray County EMS in care of Swaim Funeral Chapel. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at

Posted online on March 15, 2021