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Mary LaVaughn Mouser
B: 1933-01-20
D: 2017-08-21
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Mouser, Mary LaVaughn
Jerry Cynova
B: 1944-10-22
D: 2017-08-21
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Cynova, Jerry
John Bumps
B: 1949-07-30
D: 2017-08-17
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Bumps, John
Ollie Stiles
B: 1927-01-04
D: 2017-08-17
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Stiles, Ollie
John Greear
B: 1954-04-03
D: 2017-08-16
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Greear, John
Randall Roberts
B: 1940-07-24
D: 2017-08-16
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Roberts, Randall
Marsha Reeder
B: 1954-09-10
D: 2017-08-14
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Reeder, Marsha
William Wall
B: 1937-10-15
D: 2017-08-13
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Wall, William
Stella Craft
B: 1925-07-15
D: 2017-08-13
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Craft, Stella
Vivian Foreman
B: 1945-07-19
D: 2017-08-12
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Foreman, Vivian
Geneva Shadrick
B: 1934-12-04
D: 2017-08-10
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Shadrick, Geneva
Kenton "Kent" Potter
B: 1954-03-28
D: 2017-08-09
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Potter, Kenton "Kent"
Theodore Anderson
B: 1941-07-09
D: 2017-08-09
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Anderson, Theodore
Somchit Bulyaphol
B: 1933-04-02
D: 2017-08-08
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Bulyaphol, Somchit
Joey Dean
B: 1959-10-17
D: 2017-08-08
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Dean, Joey
Linda Nunneley-Calvert
B: 1951-03-26
D: 2017-08-05
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Nunneley-Calvert, Linda
Miguel Mata
B: 1980-04-15
D: 2017-08-05
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Mata, Miguel
Charlotte Dodson
B: 1925-05-26
D: 2017-08-05
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Dodson, Charlotte
William Smith
B: 1931-09-29
D: 2017-08-05
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Smith, William
George Harms
B: 1929-04-13
D: 2017-08-05
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Harms, George
Bertha Tonemah
B: 1924-09-13
D: 2017-08-04
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Tonemah, Bertha

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1931 - 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.