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SMITH, Christopher T. Christopher or Chris, as his friends and family called him, entered into eternal rest on April 21, 2010. Chris, originally from Oxnard, was a resident of Palmdale for the past 20 years. He was employed by Northrup Grumman Corporation as a materials and processes engineer. He is survived by his mother Betty Smith of Oxnard, his life partner Maureen OMalia of Palmdale, his brother Stephen Smith (wife Karan), sister Deborah Wilson (husband Joseph), sister Roseann Smith all from Oxnard, seven nieces and nephews, and his best buddy Bob Scott of Castaic. He was predeceased by his father William (Bill) Smith of Oxnard. Thanks goes to the staff of the Critical Care Unit of Antelope Valley Hospital for the wonderful care they provided to Chris and the concern they showed for his family and friends during his stay there. Flowers are welcomed. However should you wish to donate to a charity in Chris name the family suggests the American Heart Association. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 3, 2010, at St. Marys Catholic Church, 1600 E. Avenue R-4, Palmdale, Calif. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 North H Street, Oxnard, Calif. Arrangements entrusted to Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funerals & Cremation, Palmdale.

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