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Michelle Yvette Smith passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the young age of 57. She was born in Alhambra, California, November 9, 1960 however, lived most of her life in Torrance. She lived life to the fullest, had a beautiful smile and a great sense of humor. She had a passionate love of all dogs and has now gone home to her dachshund Maxwell, that she missed tremendously. She loved to spend time with friends and family. She especially enjoyed hanging out with her niece Angelina Jaimez and BamBam and Pebbles the pitbulls who couldn’t wait for her to visit. She is survived by her mother Yvonne Murphy, her sisters Lisa Smith and Alyse (Will) Donnell, her Uncle Paul (Gina) Kortopates and her Aunt Shari Yoch. She will live on in our memories and will never be forgotten. I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways. Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun. Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

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  1. I will miss Michelle and her faithful buddy, Maxwell. I’m glad I got to know Michelle with her sunny and go-for-it personality. I speak for Pat, too, another neighbor (w/o computer access) who very much cared about Michelle and sorely misses her. We know the little courtyard we shared won’t be the same without Apartment B’s big personalities — (Yvonne, Michelle, and Maxwell) in residence! Thanks for a lot of nice memories.

  2. I wish I would have known my heart is broken she was a part of my life a long time ago but I still thought of her I had a feeling something was wrong and tried to make contact she was a very special woman I can still see her face the first time I met her. My condolences go out to her family and friends she will be forever be in my heart and thoughts. Lisa is you read this please send address where she lays I need to say goodbye and really would like to visit you and your mom. Phil (Jr)&

  3. I wish I would have known my heart is broken she was a part of my life a long time ago but I still thought of her I had a feeling something was wrong and tried to make contact she was a very special woman I can still see her face the first time I met her. My condolences go out to her family and friends she will be forever be in my heart and thoughts. Lisa is you read this please send address where she lays I need to say goodbye and really would like to visit you and your mom. Phil (Jr)email pcostello@celestica.com

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