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Tony Osborn
B: 1970-01-23
D: 2018-06-21
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Osborn, Tony
Thomas Stevenson
B: 1927-07-13
D: 2018-06-19
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Stevenson, Thomas
Mildred Walters
B: 1932-12-25
D: 2018-06-18
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Walters, Mildred
Gene Newman
B: 1928-11-20
D: 2018-06-18
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Newman, Gene
John Henderson
B: 1947-11-26
D: 2018-06-18
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Henderson, John
Oman Ledgerwood
B: 1925-05-29
D: 2018-06-16
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Ledgerwood, Oman
Billie Nunley
B: 2018-07-21
D: 2018-06-16
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Nunley, Billie
Paul Kimball
B: 1942-11-07
D: 2018-06-15
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Kimball, Paul
Sandra Luz Gomez de Najera
B: 1961-09-29
D: 2018-06-15
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Gomez de Najera, Sandra Luz
John R. "Sonny" Harper
B: 1953-08-16
D: 2018-06-13
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Harper, John R. "Sonny"
Queba Painter
B: 1948-07-02
D: 2018-06-12
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Painter, Queba
Juanita Clayton
B: 1924-11-19
D: 2018-06-12
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Clayton, Juanita
Carroll "C.G." Brown
B: 1929-04-25
D: 2018-06-11
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Brown, Carroll "C.G."
John Cantrell
B: 1926-12-09
D: 2018-06-11
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Cantrell, John
Bao Pham
B: 1959-01-01
D: 2018-06-11
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Pham, Bao
Wilma "Jean" Davis
B: 1929-12-02
D: 2018-06-10
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Davis, Wilma "Jean"
Robert King
B: 1931-09-15
D: 2018-06-06
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King, Robert
Tommy Canaday
B: 1952-07-01
D: 2018-06-05
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Canaday, Tommy
Dorothy Voyles
B: 1928-09-04
D: 2018-06-04
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Voyles, Dorothy
Billie Scoufos
B: 1927-09-30
D: 2018-06-01
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Scoufos, Billie
Richard Trevino
B: 1940-02-07
D: 2018-06-01
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Trevino, Richard

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Frances Rue
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Frances T. Rue
1930 - 2018
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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.