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Curtis McKenzie
B: 1935-09-20
D: 2019-06-21
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McKenzie, Curtis
Miller Dale
B: 1930-11-27
D: 2019-06-20
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Dale, Miller
Donald Gilbert
B: 1963-05-21
D: 2019-06-20
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Gilbert, Donald
Allen Reagan
B: 1946-07-24
D: 2019-06-16
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Reagan, Allen
Juan Davila
B: 1977-03-09
D: 2019-06-14
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Davila, Juan
Thomas Balentine
B: 1938-09-14
D: 2019-06-08
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Balentine, Thomas
Tony Johnson Jr.
B: 2003-04-10
D: 2019-06-05
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Johnson Jr. , Tony
Judy Simmons
B: 1966-05-27
D: 2019-06-05
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Simmons, Judy
Guadalupe Tovar
B: 1961-02-12
D: 2019-06-04
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Tovar, Guadalupe
Jimmy Cameron
B: 1948-12-03
D: 2019-06-03
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Cameron, Jimmy
Winny Norris
B: 1935-04-02
D: 2019-06-03
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Norris, Winny
Shari Daniel
B: 1964-03-06
D: 2019-05-31
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Daniel, Shari
Melvin Boehme
B: 1930-07-18
D: 2019-05-27
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Boehme, Melvin
John Duck
B: 1955-12-19
D: 2019-05-26
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Duck, John
Larry Johnson
B: 1943-06-10
D: 2019-05-25
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Johnson, Larry
Ray Espinoza
B: 1981-12-29
D: 2019-05-25
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Espinoza, Ray
Darryl Divis
B: 1957-06-18
D: 2019-05-21
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Divis, Darryl
Paul Adams
B: 1963-07-25
D: 2019-05-17
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Adams, Paul
Donald Bailey
B: 1954-08-14
D: 2019-05-15
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Bailey, Donald
Mirna Lamont
B: 1944-02-04
D: 2019-05-10
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Lamont, Mirna
Nancy Miller
B: 1919-09-22
D: 2019-05-09
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Miller, Nancy

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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.