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OAKES, Christina Ann Born in Queens, N.Y., on May 30, 1941, to John and Maryon (Ives) Manning. She leaves to cherish her memory, her brother, John Manning; sisters, Joan Lewis, Alice Bettencourt; son, Thomas Harrison Oakes; daughter, Kimberly Ann Layton, and 3 grandchildren: Justin, Autumn and Melissa. Christina was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Susan Manning. She lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico before settling in the Antelope Valley in 1984. Christina worked at High Desert Hospital for many years, was a former member of the Eastern Star, involved in the Quartz Hill Literacy Program, was a soccer mom, loved to read, embroider, knit and cook. Memorial Service will be held at 11a.m., Friday, October 21, 2011, at Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funerals & Cremations, Lancaster, Calif., with a committal to immediately follow at Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster, Calif. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation.

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