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Marian Garcia
B: 1943-08-27
D: 2017-11-23
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Garcia, Marian
Evelena Garcia
B: 1935-11-04
D: 2017-11-16
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Garcia, Evelena
Calvin David
B: 1927-01-17
D: 2017-11-02
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David, Calvin
Robert Tiernan
B: 1932-09-30
D: 2017-11-01
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Tiernan, Robert
Robert Hanson
B: 1936-01-08
D: 2017-10-28
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Hanson, Robert
Daniel Andrew
B: 1971-01-14
D: 2017-10-27
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Andrew, Daniel
Tabatha Tavares
B: 1968-03-24
D: 2017-10-24
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Tavares, Tabatha
Michael Cole
B: 1953-04-21
D: 2017-10-23
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Cole, Michael
James Bassett
B: 1938-08-20
D: 2017-10-20
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Bassett, James
Bonnie Bowerman
B: 1933-08-15
D: 2017-10-18
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Bowerman, Bonnie
Robert Wilber
B: 1952-05-25
D: 2017-10-18
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Wilber, Robert
Joshua Normandeau
B: 1985-05-29
D: 2017-10-12
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Normandeau, Joshua
Charles O'Connor
B: 1931-06-29
D: 2017-10-12
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O'Connor, Charles
Richard Peterson
B: 1935-06-29
D: 2017-10-11
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Peterson, Richard
Gerald Anderson
B: 1962-06-07
D: 2017-10-08
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Anderson, Gerald
Karin Heggen
B: 1953-08-26
D: 2017-10-07
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Heggen, Karin
Janet Jackson
B: 1931-11-12
D: 2017-10-03
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Jackson, Janet
Roberta Erickson
B: 1932-09-07
D: 2017-10-02
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Erickson, Roberta
Lewis Hafley
B: 1925-11-07
D: 2017-10-02
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Hafley, Lewis
Roberta Erickson
B: 1932-09-07
D: 2017-10-02
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Erickson, Roberta
Raymond Theiler
B: 1938-11-12
D: 2017-09-30
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Theiler, Raymond

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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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