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William Farley
B: 1951-03-07
D: 2018-04-22
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Farley, William
Bonnie Butler
B: 1955-04-13
D: 2018-04-21
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Butler, Bonnie
Michael Lutiker
B: 1949-12-11
D: 2018-04-20
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Lutiker, Michael
Henry Griffin
B: 1958-07-22
D: 2018-04-20
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Griffin, Henry
Kinzleigh Crowell
B: 2018-02-17
D: 2018-04-19
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Crowell, Kinzleigh
James Jewell
B: 1943-09-18
D: 2018-04-18
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Jewell, James
David Ponder
B: 1951-11-27
D: 2018-04-17
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Ponder, David
Bradley Crain
B: 1991-07-20
D: 2018-04-17
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Crain, Bradley
John Wingstrom
B: 1960-09-29
D: 2018-04-16
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Wingstrom, John
Juandine Alford
B: 1934-11-13
D: 2018-04-15
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Alford, Juandine
Gavin Lowery
B: 2015-10-29
D: 2018-04-14
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Lowery, Gavin
Jaila Singh
B: 1949-09-07
D: 2018-04-14
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Singh, Jaila
John Davidson
B: 1987-10-03
D: 2018-04-08
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Davidson, John
Vickie Greenwell
B: 1962-08-21
D: 2018-04-07
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Greenwell, Vickie
Phil Harris
B: 1941-05-13
D: 2018-04-07
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Harris, Phil
William Erwin
B: 1943-09-28
D: 2018-04-03
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Erwin, William
Betty Rhyan
B: 1925-02-22
D: 2018-03-30
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Rhyan, Betty
Martha Rowton
B: 1950-08-24
D: 2018-03-27
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Rowton, Martha
Mary Barham
B: 1928-00-00
D: 2018-03-26
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Barham, Mary
Charlotte Vogt
B: 1946-01-23
D: 2018-03-25
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Vogt, Charlotte
Libby White
B: 1939-03-19
D: 2018-03-25
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White, Libby

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William Valentine
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William Henry "Dub" Valentine
1933 - 2017
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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.