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SMITHSON, D. Christine 'Chris' Born Aug. 6, 1950, in Ft. Belvore, Virginia. Went to be with the Lord on Dec. 11, 2010, at her home in Lancaster, Calif. She was a military kid so her growing up years were spent all over the world. She has lived in the Antelope Valley since 1960. Chris was a special investigator for the Dept. of Justice in Los Angeles, she retired after 15 years. She enjoyed designing and then creating gowns for weddings and proms. Besides her soft side of sewing she could also be a mechanic, electrician and fix what ever needed fixing. Problems in the family Chris could work through them all and make things right. She is survived by her sister Lynn Birch of Lancaster, brother Tom Deck (Gretchen) of Lancaster, nieces and nephews KC Calderon (Bobby), their children Krystalynn and BJ, Jeff Carter (Marie), Ron Birch (Jen), Jennifer Lantzer, Christopher Deck (Rhiannon), Richard Deck (Dez), Natasha, Katrina and Tommy Deck, she also had many more great- nieces and nephews. Graveside Service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Lancaster District Cemetery. Reception to follow.

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