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Aldon Pierce
B: 1934-12-21
D: 2018-01-16
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Pierce, Aldon
Eduviges Duarte
B: 1962-10-16
D: 2018-01-11
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Duarte, Eduviges
Josephine Trujillo
B: 1925-07-11
D: 2018-01-09
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Trujillo, Josephine
George Ortiz
B: 1943-02-25
D: 2018-01-09
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Ortiz, George
Jennifer Nelson
B: 1954-01-12
D: 2018-01-05
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Nelson, Jennifer
Bettie Sullivan
D: 2018-01-04
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Sullivan, Bettie
Florence Dougil
B: 1927-12-03
D: 2018-01-03
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Dougil, Florence
William Webber
B: 1950-04-19
D: 2018-01-01
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Webber, William
Arthur Valdez
D: 2018-01-01
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Valdez, Arthur
Casimir Stevens
B: 1919-02-12
D: 2017-12-30
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Stevens, Casimir
Salvador Ramirez
B: 1975-05-04
D: 2017-12-28
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Ramirez, Salvador
Hubron Garcia
B: 1932-09-05
D: 2017-12-26
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Garcia, Hubron
Priscilla Sanchez
D: 2017-12-25
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Sanchez, Priscilla
George Galaz
B: 1945-02-22
D: 2017-12-25
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Galaz, George
Steve Rose
B: 1943-03-06
D: 2017-12-24
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Rose, Steve
Tommy Crowson
B: 1949-04-08
D: 2017-12-24
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Crowson, Tommy
Roger Tetrick
D: 2017-12-22
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Tetrick, Roger
Agripina Misquez
D: 2017-12-20
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Misquez, Agripina
Elva Guerrero
B: 1939-04-03
D: 2017-12-20
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Guerrero, Elva
Merlinda Hernandez
B: 1942-05-02
D: 2017-12-19
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Hernandez, Merlinda
Jose Esquibel
B: 1941-05-01
D: 2017-12-18
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Esquibel, Jose

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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.