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Christopher James Lombard


1954 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Christopher James Lombard Obituary
May 13, 1954 - July 29, 2017 Of Simi Valley, California, died as a result of injuries received while assisting an auto accident which occurred around 4:10 am Saturday, July 29, 2017. Mr. Lombard died as he lived, a Good Samaritan and a hero. He loved and was dedicated to God, his family, and his employer, and nothing brought him more joy than helping others. Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Lombard will be as follows: Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017 Place: Rose Family Funeral Home and Cremation, 4444 Cochran St., Simi Valley, CA 93063 Public viewing: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Celebration of life service: 4:00pm in the chapel (casual attire - Hawaiian preferred) Reception to follow: At location Anyone who would like to share a memory will be invited to do so. In lieu of flowers, his friends at C.R. Laurence Co., where Chris worked for 44 years, have established a memorial fund to honor Chris. The proceeds will be placed in trust for his two youngest sons, Zachary and Joseph. http://talbertfamilyfoundation.org/pages/ChrisLombard.html Chris was preceded in death by his mother Ruth Dorothy Martin of Los Angeles, California, and brother Craig Martin of Reseda, California. Chris was born on May 13, 1954, in Hollywood, California, to Ruth Dorothy MacRobertson of Hollywood, California, who immigrated from Melbourne, Australia, to the United States as a war bride. He graduated from Hollywood High School in 1972 and began working for C.R. Laurence Co. in Vernon, California, where he remained for over 44 years until his untimely death Saturday, July 29, 2017, on his way to work. Chris always told people he loved his job, mainly due to his employer and mentor, Mr. Donald Friese. On September 12, 1980, Chris met the love of his life when he met and later married his wife Joyce. They married on April 25, 1981. The two were best friends who loved to joke around with one another all the time. This union produced the most important people in his life. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Lombard of Simi Valley; his five children: son Mr. Bobby Lombard and wife Mrs. Lupita Lombard of Douglasville, Georgia, daughter Mrs. Robin Olguin and husband Mr. Tom Olguin of Phoenix, Arizona, daughter Mrs. Christie Abney and husband Mr. Robert Abney of Simi Valley, California, son Mr. Joseph Lombard of Simi Valley, California, and son Mr. Zachary Lombard of Simi Valley, California. Chris is also survived by 8 grand-children and 2 great-grandchildren: granddaughter Mrs. Yahaira Fragozo of Douglasville, Georgia, grandson Mr. William Lombard of Simi Valley, California, granddaughter Ms. Carmen Lombard of Douglasville, Georgia, granddaughter Ms. Kimberly Lombard of Douglasville, Georgia, grandson Mr. Jesse Olguin of Phoenix, Arizona, grandson Mr. Gabriel Olguin of Phoenix, Arizona, granddaughter Ms. Liliana Olguin of Phoenix, Arizona, and granddaughter Ms. Grace Abney of Simi Valley, California; as well as two great-grandchildren: Mr. Andres Fragozo and Ms. Andrea Fragozo of Douglasville, Georgia. Chris will be missed by so many but we rest in the assurance of God's word that he is now in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father, his mother, and someone he admired, Joyce's mother, Ms. Dora Mae Quarles, of Douglasville, Georgia. His family is committed to honoring his legacy by sharing love, kindness, and laughter to all. Thank you.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 3 to Aug. 4, 2017
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