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DOROTHY CHRISTINE SMITH Age 85, of Hemet, CA, passed away with her loving family by her side on Monday, January 7, 2013 in Garden Grove, CA. Born December 21, 1927 in Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Vilas and Ella Robinson and sister to Peggy, James, and Charles. Known to many as Chris, but also Chrissy, Dot, and Dottie. She had grace, presence, and impeccable style, everyone always turned when she entered a room. She worked for the US Naval Station in Long Beach, CA as a retail clerk for twelve years, but also was a licensed cosmetologist in Yucca Valley, CA. During her 51 year marriage she enjoyed traveling the world with Smitty during his career in the Navy before settling in southern California to raise their only child. In her spare time, Chris enjoyed antiquing, dancing, cooking, entertaining, shopping, reading, gardening, and lunching with the girls. In later years she also enjoyed traveling the US with Norman "Mike" Polivka, tending to her home in Hemet, and enjoying her grandkids. Preceded in passing by her husband, Leonard A. Smith known as "Smitty", in 1998, she is survived by her daughter, Cherie Delynne Stygar; son-in-law Marc; and grandchildren, Devin and Garret, and beloved chihuahuas Lupe and Katy. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 13, 2013
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