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Richard Louviere
B: 1927-01-17
D: 2019-02-15
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Louviere, Richard
Marlene Murphy-Cohoon
B: 1951-11-07
D: 2019-02-15
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Murphy-Cohoon, Marlene
Betty Menge
B: 1932-10-02
D: 2019-02-15
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Menge, Betty
Nancy LeBouef
B: 1946-11-06
D: 2019-02-10
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LeBouef, Nancy
Earl Fruge
B: 1955-01-26
D: 2019-02-06
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Fruge, Earl
Ronald Langley
B: 1957-01-15
D: 2019-02-01
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Langley, Ronald
Yvonne Wainwright
D: 2019-01-29
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Wainwright, Yvonne
Libby Ogea
B: 1950-08-31
D: 2019-01-28
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Ogea, Libby
Betty Jean Fruge
B: 1934-09-08
D: 2019-01-21
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Fruge, Betty Jean
Clyde Buller
B: 1934-01-12
D: 2019-01-17
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Buller, Clyde
John Benoit
B: 1947-11-15
D: 2019-01-15
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Benoit, John
Ronald Steiner
B: 1968-01-31
D: 2019-01-09
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Steiner, Ronald
Kathryn Montou
B: 1943-03-27
D: 2019-01-05
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Montou, Kathryn
Walter Cates
B: 1951-07-24
D: 2019-01-03
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Cates, Walter
Gladys McFarland
B: 1927-08-26
D: 2018-12-31
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McFarland, Gladys
Shirley Micelle
B: 1935-09-08
D: 2018-12-30
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Micelle, Shirley
Monica Chaisson
B: 1972-05-17
D: 2018-12-30
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Chaisson, Monica
Adam Foster
B: 1980-05-13
D: 2018-12-24
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Foster, Adam
Susan Booth
B: 1953-01-19
D: 2018-12-16
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Booth, Susan
James Baxter
D: 2018-12-13
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Baxter, James
John Hurd
D: 2018-12-08
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Hurd, John

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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.

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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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