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Teodora Javier
B: 1934-11-28
D: 2017-10-17
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Javier, Teodora
Janet Chinn
B: 1934-02-05
D: 2017-10-16
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Chinn, Janet
William Hammer
B: 1929-09-17
D: 2017-10-16
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Hammer, William
William Goodwin, Jr.
B: 1921-09-19
D: 2017-10-15
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Goodwin, Jr., William
Jean Gruhler, Jr.
B: 1935-08-06
D: 2017-10-15
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Gruhler, Jr., Jean
Robin Barber
B: 1971-11-22
D: 2017-10-15
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Barber, Robin
Georgialee Trujillo
B: 1920-01-29
D: 2017-10-14
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Trujillo, Georgialee
George Dumbauld
B: 1925-07-21
D: 2017-10-14
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Dumbauld, George
David Stockman
B: 1963-11-15
D: 2017-10-12
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Stockman, David
William Johnson
B: 1954-08-26
D: 2017-10-12
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Johnson, William
Herbert Shockey
B: 1928-07-04
D: 2017-10-10
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Shockey, Herbert
Joyce Anderson
B: 1941-01-29
D: 2017-10-10
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Anderson, Joyce
Margaret Thurber
B: 1967-01-16
D: 2017-10-10
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Thurber, Margaret
Catherine Mead
B: 1963-06-10
D: 2017-10-10
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Mead, Catherine
Anna Walter
B: 1935-10-29
D: 2017-10-10
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Walter, Anna
Beverly Lee
B: 1939-05-07
D: 2017-10-10
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Lee, Beverly
William Godfrey
B: 1926-07-13
D: 2017-10-09
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Godfrey, William
Rudolfo Bandong
B: 1935-03-23
D: 2017-10-09
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Bandong, Rudolfo
Florence Smollon
B: 1927-08-22
D: 2017-10-09
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Smollon, Florence
Wesley Wolfe
B: 1984-11-26
D: 2017-10-09
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Wolfe, Wesley
Rebecca Bailey
B: 1975-03-18
D: 2017-10-08
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Bailey, Rebecca

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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.

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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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