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SMITH, Mary Jo
SMITH, Mary Jo 78, of Palmdale, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 peacefully at home. She was born on June 8, 1935 in Colorado to her parents, Raymond and Ethel White. Mary Jo was the third of six children. She married Mr. Olaf Smith in Clovis, New Mexico on May 22, 1954. They had 4 children. She was a resident of Palmdale for 52 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family; bingo, knitting and crochet. Mary Jo will be remembered by her loving husband Olaf, Sr. and their children: Carla Mitchell (Hal), Olaf (Oly) Smith Jr., Leona Taylor (Richard) and Phillip Smith (Dee Anne). She is also survived by her grandchildren Kurtis (Victoria) Mitchell, Kelly (Chris) Hill, Jeramy (Mary) Smith, Jason (Brandi) Smith, Kelly (Craig) Landers, Vanessa (Brian) Lemen, Sarah (Joe) Mountjoy, Richard Taylor, Kelsey (Mike) Bragg, Jamie Peters, Jill (Nathanial) Moore & Kyle Eldridge. Mary Jo is also survived by her 19 great grandchildren with 3 more on the way. She was preceded in passing by her Parents Raymond and Ethel White, brothers: Roy and Paul White; sister, Helen Jones and grandson Shawn. Relatives and friends are invited to a funeral for Mary Jo at 10 am on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Antelope Valley Church 3830 W. Ave L-8 Lancaster. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary Jo's name to St. Jude's and the American Cancer Society.

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