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Donald Crawford
B: 1937-06-04
D: 2018-09-18
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Crawford, Donald
Alberta Parton
B: 1931-05-01
D: 2017-09-20
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Parton, Alberta
Manuel Lopez
B: 1931-12-28
D: 2017-09-19
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Lopez, Manuel
Ashley Gibson
B: 1984-08-04
D: 2017-09-19
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Gibson, Ashley
John Stephens
B: 1967-07-16
D: 2017-09-19
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Stephens, John
Ryan Hampel
B: 2013-10-01
D: 2017-09-18
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Hampel, Ryan
Michael Davis
B: 1983-05-04
D: 2017-09-17
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Davis, Michael
Patricia Gilliam
B: 1930-06-15
D: 2017-09-16
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Gilliam, Patricia
Alice Owens
B: 1940-06-08
D: 2017-09-16
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Owens, Alice
Hope Blakely
B: 1942-08-29
D: 2017-09-15
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Blakely, Hope
Ricky Dunnahay
B: 1963-04-27
D: 2017-09-15
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Dunnahay, Ricky
Frederick Treffer
B: 1951-08-22
D: 2017-09-15
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Treffer, Frederick
Suzanne Fellers
B: 1961-04-02
D: 2017-09-15
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Fellers, Suzanne
Verlin Shinabargar
B: 1935-06-25
D: 2017-09-15
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Shinabargar, Verlin
Betty Bearce
B: 1927-09-13
D: 2017-09-14
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Bearce, Betty
Joy Muir
B: 1935-12-09
D: 2017-09-14
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Muir, Joy
Rev. Doyle Ankrom
B: 1940-01-11
D: 2017-09-13
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Ankrom, Rev. Doyle
Deborah Locke Johnson
B: 1959-05-26
D: 2017-09-13
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Locke Johnson, Deborah
Arthur Main
B: 1942-01-31
D: 2017-09-13
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Main, Arthur
Mary Claibourn
B: 1920-01-09
D: 2017-09-13
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Claibourn, Mary
Aleyah Lucas
B: 2017-09-12
D: 2017-09-13
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Lucas, Aleyah

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1928 - 2017
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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.