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Tommy Baroz
B: 1966-04-25
D: 2018-01-18
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Baroz, Tommy
Margaret Teckenbrock
B: 1927-11-17
D: 2018-01-13
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Teckenbrock, Margaret
Linton Bowers
B: 1929-02-26
D: 2018-01-09
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Bowers, Linton
Austin Farris
B: 1961-08-24
D: 2018-01-08
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Farris, Austin
A. Jayson Chavez
B: 1956-06-27
D: 2018-01-05
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Chavez, A. Jayson
Orlando Chacon
B: 1931-03-26
D: 2018-01-04
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Chacon, Orlando
Lynette Welsh
B: 1956-08-12
D: 2018-01-03
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Welsh, Lynette
Leonard Archuleta
B: 1958-10-06
D: 2018-01-01
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Archuleta, Leonard
Vivian DeLuna
B: 1929-05-15
D: 2017-12-31
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DeLuna, Vivian
Eugene Gowdy
B: 1942-02-07
D: 2017-12-29
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Gowdy, Eugene
Ernestina Mondragon
B: 1937-05-08
D: 2017-12-28
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Mondragon, Ernestina
Doris Moore
B: 1923-11-06
D: 2017-12-27
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Moore, Doris
Jesse Russell
B: 1985-02-20
D: 2017-12-25
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Russell, Jesse
Robert Frederick
B: 1943-09-09
D: 2017-12-25
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Frederick, Robert
Jill Dunn
B: 1953-11-14
D: 2017-12-22
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Dunn, Jill
Randolph Mellott
B: 1951-04-27
D: 2017-12-17
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Mellott, Randolph
Ida Sackett
B: 1924-09-29
D: 2017-12-16
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Sackett, Ida
Charles Sumner
B: 1923-08-10
D: 2017-12-10
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Sumner, Charles
Eloise Peterson
B: 1931-09-20
D: 2017-12-09
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Peterson, Eloise
Louann Daugherty
B: 1960-12-18
D: 2017-12-08
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Daugherty, Louann
Nelva Wade
B: 1934-12-03
D: 2017-12-05
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Wade, Nelva

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Austin Farris
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Austin "Joe" Farris Jr.
1961 - 2018
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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.