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Audrey Crist
B: 1967-11-26
D: 2018-07-19
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Crist, Audrey
Gary Aldridge
B: 1944-09-12
D: 2018-07-18
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Aldridge, Gary
JoAnn Goss
B: 1937-09-29
D: 2018-07-16
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Goss, JoAnn
Ramon Enriquez Barragan
B: 2000-09-25
D: 2018-07-15
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Enriquez Barragan, Ramon
Douglas Newby
B: 1963-01-04
D: 2018-07-13
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Newby, Douglas
Manatee Thangmana
B: 1978-11-15
D: 2018-07-13
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Thangmana, Manatee
Ramon Ramirez
B: 1947-05-18
D: 2018-07-12
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Ramirez, Ramon
Marlena Galliart
B: 1940-09-16
D: 2018-07-12
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Galliart, Marlena
Gerardo Escalera Cervantes
B: 1950-02-21
D: 2018-07-11
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Escalera Cervantes, Gerardo
Mary Waugh
B: 1959-01-15
D: 2018-07-10
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Waugh, Mary
Josefina Guzman
B: 1921-10-14
D: 2018-07-09
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Guzman, Josefina
Charlie Broaddus
B: 1927-05-05
D: 2018-07-06
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Broaddus, Charlie
Kendall Stimatze-Marez
B: 2014-04-29
D: 2018-07-04
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Stimatze-Marez, Kendall
John Acosta
B: 1944-12-06
D: 2018-07-04
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Acosta, John
Patrick Phillips
B: 2018-07-03
D: 2018-07-03
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Phillips, Patrick
Randall Fritz
B: 1954-09-30
D: 2018-07-02
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Fritz, Randall
Florence Petersen
B: 1927-07-25
D: 2018-07-01
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Petersen, Florence
LaVern Brau
B: 1927-04-19
D: 2018-06-29
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Brau, LaVern
Douglas Williams
B: 1945-11-14
D: 2018-06-28
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Williams, Douglas
Jose Lopez
B: 1952-07-01
D: 2018-06-27
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Lopez, Jose
Carmaleta Moore
B: 1937-10-04
D: 2018-06-25
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Moore, Carmaleta

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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.

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