Kevin R. Smith Dies at 66
Kevin R. Smith as Santa Claus, holding Marylin Jones, at Tommy's Bar and Restaurant. (Photo courtesy Stacy Ticsay)
TELLURIDE – Longtime Telluride resident, and Vietnam veteran, Kevin R. Smith, 66, died Monday, June 28, at his Shandoka apartment. Smith, a well-known and liked carpenter and painter, was best known to local children as "Santa Claus." His manner of death is presumed natural, pending autopsy results.