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Nodine Hanna
B: 1936-12-23
D: 2017-09-16
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Hanna, Nodine
Marshall Kepley
B: 1940-05-20
D: 2017-09-15
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Kepley, Marshall
Dusty Sullivan
B: 1987-10-07
D: 2017-09-15
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Sullivan, Dusty
Herb Klassen
B: 1940-01-26
D: 2017-09-14
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Klassen, Herb
Jean Cook
B: 1919-03-24
D: 2017-09-13
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Cook, Jean
Maria De Los Angeles Salazar
B: 1969-07-25
D: 2017-09-13
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Salazar, Maria De Los Angeles
Janet Pucket
B: 1960-11-10
D: 2017-09-13
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Pucket, Janet
Jonathan Batten
B: 1959-12-15
D: 2017-09-12
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Batten, Jonathan
Margaret Hubbard
B: 1940-06-23
D: 2017-09-11
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Hubbard, Margaret
Uriel Tarin
B: 1984-04-08
D: 2017-09-10
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Tarin, Uriel
Billy Moore
B: 1933-02-05
D: 2017-09-09
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Moore, Billy
Robert Padilla
B: 1966-05-14
D: 2017-09-09
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Padilla, Robert
Leslie Jefferson
B: 1925-07-26
D: 2017-09-08
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Jefferson, Leslie
May Rosel
B: 1923-08-31
D: 2017-09-08
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Rosel, May
Linda DeBusk
B: 1958-07-28
D: 2017-09-07
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DeBusk, Linda
Santiago Herrera
B: 1939-08-05
D: 2017-09-07
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Herrera, Santiago
James Gerber
B: 1959-03-19
D: 2017-09-07
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Gerber, James
Eldon Stanley
B: 1930-10-15
D: 2017-09-06
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Stanley, Eldon
Herman Jiron
B: 1933-04-12
D: 2017-09-06
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Jiron, Herman
Joe Monson
B: 1933-08-15
D: 2017-09-05
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Monson, Joe
Verna Long
B: 1938-07-26
D: 2017-09-04
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Long, Verna

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Verna Long
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Verna Lou Long
1938 - 2017
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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.