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Debra Smith
B: 1956-05-27
D: 2018-05-18
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Smith, Debra
Isaac Carter
B: 1929-09-16
D: 2018-05-17
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Carter, Isaac
Evalena Howard
B: 1927-02-02
D: 2018-05-16
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Howard, Evalena
Phoukhanh Inthavongsa
B: 1962-05-04
D: 2018-05-15
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Inthavongsa, Phoukhanh
Patricia Mills
B: 1931-09-16
D: 2018-05-15
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Mills, Patricia
David Clarke
B: 1951-06-28
D: 2018-05-15
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Clarke, David
Neva Strait
B: 1931-12-31
D: 2018-05-14
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Strait, Neva
Thomas Armstrong
B: 1925-03-05
D: 2018-05-14
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Armstrong, Thomas
Doyn Wiler
B: 1922-05-03
D: 2018-05-11
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Wiler, Doyn
Elizabeth Bartholomew
B: 1929-11-05
D: 2018-05-10
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Bartholomew, Elizabeth
Doris Betthauser
B: 1929-10-26
D: 2018-05-09
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Betthauser, Doris
Gary Swaney
B: 1941-02-08
D: 2018-05-09
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Swaney, Gary
Mary Walker
B: 1942-01-18
D: 2018-05-08
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Walker, Mary
Cora Pata
B: 1929-12-09
D: 2018-05-08
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Pata, Cora
Henry Steinman
B: 1952-04-09
D: 2018-05-07
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Steinman, Henry
Virginia Houck
B: 1927-03-21
D: 2018-05-07
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Houck, Virginia
Kimberly Hall
B: 1953-05-29
D: 2018-05-07
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Hall, Kimberly
Delores Page
B: 1924-11-11
D: 2018-05-07
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Page, Delores
Duane Rebold
B: 1946-12-10
D: 2018-05-07
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Rebold, Duane
Norman Frantz
B: 1954-07-20
D: 2018-05-06
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Frantz, Norman
Leslie Branine
B: 1940-01-04
D: 2018-05-05
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Branine, Leslie

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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.

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