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Norma Jean Moak Sodrock
B: 1933-10-01
D: 2017-10-19
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Moak Sodrock, Norma Jean
Lindbergh Voelkel
B: 1927-09-07
D: 2017-10-17
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Voelkel, Lindbergh
Barbara Brewer
B: 1937-09-18
D: 2017-10-12
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Brewer, Barbara
Chester Wiley
B: 1954-09-27
D: 2017-10-11
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Wiley, Chester
Frank Hall
B: 1936-04-25
D: 2017-10-09
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Hall, Frank
June Garner
B: 1920-06-18
D: 2017-10-08
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Garner, June
George Kalinoski
B: 1936-04-23
D: 2017-10-03
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Kalinoski, George
Tom Read
B: 1948-10-06
D: 2017-10-01
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Read, Tom
Donald Kipp
B: 1946-11-22
D: 2017-10-01
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Kipp, Donald
Juanita Reeves
B: 1925-02-24
D: 2017-09-25
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Reeves, Juanita
Norman Lubianski
B: 1939-11-16
D: 2017-09-25
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Lubianski, Norman
Robert Stephen "Bob" Peck
B: 1941-06-04
D: 2017-09-23
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Peck, Robert Stephen "Bob"
Lawrence Robarts
B: 1946-12-14
D: 2017-09-23
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Robarts, Lawrence
Katherine Dylla
B: 1929-01-15
D: 2017-09-23
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Dylla, Katherine
J. L. Thurmond
B: 1924-03-15
D: 2017-09-23
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Thurmond, J. L.
Kennedy Couch
B: 2015-09-19
D: 2017-09-23
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Couch, Kennedy
Juanita Naranjo
B: 1927-12-21
D: 2017-09-23
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Naranjo, Juanita
Maggie Webb
B: 1933-05-28
D: 2017-09-22
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Webb, Maggie
Juan Sierra
B: 1983-06-28
D: 2017-09-21
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Sierra, Juan
Harold Friesenhahn
B: 1928-01-11
D: 2017-09-20
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Friesenhahn, Harold
Bobby Tuch
B: 1952-01-11
D: 2017-09-16
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Tuch, Bobby

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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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