Breckenridge Texan

Dakota Boulevard

Dakota Boulevard
June 20
10:17 2023

Dakota Boulevard, born in Lewiston, Idaho, and raised in Belfair, Washington, by his loving parents, Dennis and Marilyn Smith, touched the lives of many throughout his all-too-brief time on Earth. Tragically, on a day that will forever be marked with sorrow, Dakota departed from this world, leaving behind a legacy of energy, enthusiasm, and ambitious plans. He will be remembered as a passionate entrepreneur, dedicated real estate agent, and the proud owner of a recently opened Little Caesars franchise in Breckenridge, Texas.

Dakota’s contagious zeal for life was evident to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He approached every endeavor with unwavering determination, constantly dreaming up new projects and striving for greatness. Whether it was his involvement in the real estate industry or his venture into the world of pizza, Dakota’s energetic spirit shone through, inspiring those around him to chase their own dreams.

Aside from his professional pursuits, Dakota had a couple of true loves in his life: coffee and pizza. These simple pleasures brought him immeasurable joy and were emblematic of his appreciation for the simple joys life had to offer. Dakota had a passion for mini-golf, camping, traveling and mountain biking with his cherished family. Above all else, he adored his wife, Mindy, and their children. Dakota’s heart was happiest when he was by their side, creating lasting memories and sharing in their laughter and adventures.

Dakota’s vibrant personality and contagious positivity were constants in his life. His infectious smile lit up every room he entered, and his joyful spirit was a beacon of light to those around him. Dakota always found a reason to wear that trademark smile no matter what was going on in his life. He embodied the true meaning of resilience and lived each day with gratitude and love. Dakota was kind to everyone he met and made each person feel like they meant something to him.

In the wake of his passing, Dakota leaves behind a void that can never be filled. He joins his daughter, Ella Grace, and brother-in-law and friend, Terrell Harrison, who have preceded him in death. Dakota is survived by his best friend and wife, Mindy; their three sons, Aiden, Lexington, and Emerson; along with daughter, Desiree; son-in-law, Bailey Elliott; and grandson Jackson. Dakota is also survived by his parents, Dennis and Marilyn Smith. His memory lives on through his siblings, Colleen, Bradley, and Amy; his in-laws, John and Marla Champion; sisters-in-law, Emily, Amy, and Taylor Champion; Amy’s spouse, Ryan Stafford; as well as his nephew, Teagon, and nieces, Tristyn and Trinitee.

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. — Psalm 34:18

A memorial service celebrating Dakota’s life will be held at Victory Life Church in Breckenridge beginning at 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 23, 2023. Memorial donations in his name can be made to an organization or charity of the donor’s choice and can be left at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home. Condolences can be left online at

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Out of respect for the Boulevard family, please honor their request to refrain from wearing any fragrances (lotions, perfume, cologne) if you plan on attending the memorial service.


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