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Mary Lou VanDyke
B: 1936-01-12
D: 2019-03-24
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VanDyke, Mary Lou
Jennifer Beth Lindsey
B: 1974-10-03
D: 2019-03-18
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Lindsey , Jennifer Beth
Melvin W. Morris
B: 1943-03-21
D: 2019-03-06
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Morris, Melvin W.
Robert Andrew Jones, Jr.
B: 1932-08-10
D: 2019-02-23
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Jones, Jr., Robert Andrew
Elsie DuBree Ailes
B: 1931-01-19
D: 2019-02-17
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Ailes, Elsie DuBree
Barbara Anne Turner
B: 1955-10-12
D: 2019-02-16
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Turner, Barbara Anne
L. Olive Greider
B: 1922-12-25
D: 2019-02-15
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Greider, L. Olive
Vincent Curtis Webb
B: 1920-02-11
D: 2019-02-14
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Webb, Vincent Curtis
Alton Parker Stephenson, Jr.
B: 1936-04-01
D: 2019-02-12
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Stephenson, Jr. , Alton Parker
Peter Aldrich
B: 1959-08-07
D: 2019-02-10
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Aldrich, Peter
Deborah F. Kirk
B: 1960-06-09
D: 2019-02-08
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Kirk, Deborah F.
Jane E. Flaharty
B: 1928-03-19
D: 2019-02-07
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Flaharty, Jane E.
Barbara Lee Guthman
B: 1930-11-07
D: 2019-02-04
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Guthman, Barbara Lee
Marian L. Martin
B: 1936-04-24
D: 2019-01-31
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Martin, Marian L.
David Anthony King
B: 1961-07-28
D: 2019-01-28
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King , David Anthony
Allen Ensign Bramble, Jr.
B: 1931-07-03
D: 2019-01-27
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Bramble, Jr., Allen Ensign
Charles M. "Bud" Wolf
B: 1925-12-03
D: 2019-01-24
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Wolf, Charles M. "Bud"
Lois J. Sexton
B: 1946-07-05
D: 2019-01-22
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Sexton, Lois J.
Howard Roy Fizer
B: 1945-06-12
D: 2019-01-19
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Fizer, Howard Roy
Ruth L. Reynolds
B: 1921-04-25
D: 2019-01-19
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Reynolds, Ruth L.
Constance Thelma Baker
B: 1939-11-25
D: 2019-01-18
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Baker, Constance Thelma

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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

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.