Obituaries

Danny Wilber
B: 1947-03-19
D: 2019-07-17
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Wilber, Danny
Louise Munoz
B: 1930-06-21
D: 2019-07-13
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Munoz, Louise
Carol Hayes
B: 1928-02-28
D: 2019-07-07
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Hayes, Carol
Valerie Selbee
B: 1952-07-15
D: 2019-07-06
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Selbee, Valerie
Timothy Geibig
B: 1987-09-28
D: 2019-07-03
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Geibig, Timothy
Donald Coffman
B: 1927-07-25
D: 2019-06-28
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Coffman , Donald
Brenda Foltz
B: 1941-08-23
D: 2019-06-27
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Foltz, Brenda
Michael Campbell
B: 1942-11-29
D: 2019-06-27
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Campbell, Michael
Lavenia Burnside
B: 1934-10-16
D: 2019-06-24
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Burnside, Lavenia
Mary Vaden
B: 1944-06-23
D: 2019-06-20
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Vaden, Mary
Jean Coffman
B: 1955-10-31
D: 2019-06-16
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Coffman, Jean
Jean Coffman
B: 1955-10-31
D: 2019-06-16
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Coffman, Jean
Joyce Kilbourn
B: 1946-03-04
D: 2019-06-13
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Kilbourn, Joyce
Roy Kidney
B: 1938-02-05
D: 2019-06-06
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Kidney, Roy
Mary Swanson
B: 1941-01-20
D: 2019-06-01
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Swanson, Mary
Billie Ickes
B: 1929-07-30
D: 2019-06-01
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Ickes, Billie
Jerome Kirkland
B: 1943-06-07
D: 2019-06-01
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Kirkland, Jerome
Roger Cowles
B: 1925-11-15
D: 2019-05-31
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Cowles, Roger
Raymond Inman, Jr.
B: 1944-06-29
D: 2019-05-30
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Inman, Jr., Raymond
Alan Brownell
B: 1955-04-30
D: 2019-05-30
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Brownell, Alan
Lucille Newberry
B: 1922-05-03
D: 2019-05-29
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Newberry, Lucille

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Roger Cowles
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Roger Dale
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1925 - 2019
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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.