Jazmin Chairez
B: 1975-12-06
D: 2018-03-14
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JaKayla Brehm-Vasquez
B: 1981-12-25
D: 2018-03-10
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Nick Biernacki
B: 1955-04-10
D: 2018-03-08
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Blanca Ibarra
B: 1954-05-02
D: 2018-03-08
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Ibarra, Blanca
Mary Pitts
B: 1928-05-07
D: 2018-03-08
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Pitts, Mary
Donald Grasz
B: 1945-10-27
D: 2018-03-07
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Grasz, Donald
Dennis Rogers
B: 1956-08-12
D: 2018-03-07
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Rogers, Dennis
Amelia Urteaga
B: 1936-05-26
D: 2018-03-06
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Urteaga, Amelia
Pauline Sculley
B: 1937-06-07
D: 2018-03-06
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Sculley, Pauline
Paul Schneider
B: 1944-06-14
D: 2018-03-05
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Schneider, Paul
Brenda Lowry
B: 1948-05-23
D: 2018-03-04
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Lowry, Brenda
Earl Arnold
B: 1938-02-08
D: 2018-03-04
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Arnold, Earl
Refugio Camarillo Renteria
B: 1942-05-10
D: 2018-03-03
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Glenda King
B: 1941-04-01
D: 2018-03-03
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King, Glenda
Helen Klaus
B: 1936-02-12
D: 2018-03-03
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Klaus, Helen
Eileen Schartz
B: 1976-05-03
D: 2018-03-03
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Schartz, Eileen
Glen Brownlee
B: 1924-10-28
D: 2018-03-02
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Argy Wilson
B: 1919-06-04
D: 2018-03-02
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LaDena "Bit" Curtis
B: 1929-07-01
D: 2018-03-01
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William Faulconer
B: 1930-09-12
D: 2018-02-25
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Duane Shapland
B: 1939-11-18
D: 2018-02-23
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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.