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Arthur Brown
B: 1928-02-03
D: 2017-10-11
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Brown, Arthur
Stanley Bundy
B: 1932-12-03
D: 2017-10-07
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Bundy, Stanley
Sharon Quintana
B: 1951-02-15
D: 2017-10-07
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Quintana, Sharon
Scott Erickson
B: 1960-02-19
D: 2017-10-07
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Erickson, Scott
Loretta Harris
B: 1938-07-21
D: 2017-10-01
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Harris, Loretta
Florence DeSautell
B: 1918-12-24
D: 2017-10-01
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DeSautell, Florence
Elizabeth Fransen
B: 1921-05-21
D: 2017-09-22
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Fransen, Elizabeth
Paula Hensley
B: 1942-06-21
D: 2017-09-21
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Hensley, Paula
Leona Christensen
B: 1928-12-23
D: 2017-09-17
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Christensen, Leona
Florence Hardy
B: 1930-04-11
D: 2017-09-16
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Hardy, Florence
Lawrence "Larry" Hanel
B: 1945-04-08
D: 2017-09-15
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Hanel, Lawrence "Larry"
Franklin Christensen
B: 1932-03-17
D: 2017-09-12
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Christensen, Franklin
Margaret Davis
B: 1924-08-22
D: 2017-09-11
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Davis, Margaret
Jerry Smith
B: 1944-08-06
D: 2017-09-09
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Smith, Jerry
Marvin Kennedy
B: 1931-09-30
D: 2017-09-09
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Kennedy, Marvin
Edna Reason
B: 1919-02-22
D: 2017-09-04
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Reason, Edna
Phillip Bogner
D: 2017-09-02
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Bogner, Phillip
Mark Crowther
B: 1945-09-27
D: 2017-08-28
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Crowther, Mark
Samuel Seger
B: 2017-07-12
D: 2017-08-23
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Seger, Samuel
Robert Owens
B: 1933-02-02
D: 2017-08-18
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Owens, Robert
Mary Farber
B: 1927-05-17
D: 2017-08-16
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Farber, Mary

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  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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