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SMITH, Linda Garcia
GARCIA-SMITH, Linda Entered the Kingdom of God Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Palmdale Regional Hospital following a 15 year battle with cancer. Linda was born Aug. 25, 1949, in Highland, Calif., to Salvador G. and Hortensia R. Garcia. After moving to Lancaster she worked as a secretary and office manager for Coldwell Banker Hartwig Realty for 38 years. She and her husband John W. Smith opened and operated American Travel Bureau in Palmdale where she served as Chief Financial Officer from 2000 until present. Linda is survived her dedicated and devoted husband John; her mother Hortensia Garcia; one brother Carlos Garcia; a step-son Richard Smith, three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Salvador Gayton Garcia and her brother Salvador Dorian Garcia. Linda was a devoted and loving wife, daughter, sister, grandmother and aunt who was loved and admired by all. Viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Halley Olsen Murphy, 44802 Date Ave, Lancaster, CA 93534. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be held at 12 noon, Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Father Serra Parish, 42121 60th St. West, Quartz Hill, CA 93586. A reception will follow at Parish Center.

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