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Hoa Tong
B: 1924-05-11
D: 2018-02-07
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Tong, Hoa
Judy Mitchell
B: 1964-06-02
D: 2018-01-27
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Mitchell, Judy
Blair Larson
B: 1980-11-20
D: 2018-01-14
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Larson, Blair
Katherine Feeder
B: 1923-07-29
D: 2018-01-03
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Feeder, Katherine
John Hallowell
B: 1923-01-14
D: 2018-01-02
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Hallowell, John
Gloria Aragon
B: 1949-06-09
D: 2017-12-28
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Aragon, Gloria
Anna Nordstrom
B: 1942-10-27
D: 2017-12-18
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Nordstrom, Anna
William Kaneen
B: 1945-05-07
D: 2017-12-15
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Kaneen, William
Ruth Nordstrom Callahan
B: 1927-02-12
D: 2017-12-13
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Nordstrom Callahan, Ruth
Hajra Turk
B: 1919-01-01
D: 2017-12-07
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Turk, Hajra
Chon Vo
B: 1930-01-06
D: 2017-12-04
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Vo, Chon
Blanche Halleen
B: 1915-05-30
D: 2017-12-03
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Halleen, Blanche
Nghieu Bui
B: 1965-08-29
D: 2017-11-28
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Bui, Nghieu
Duc Dao
B: 1923-08-27
D: 2017-11-24
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Dao, Duc
Diep Mai
B: 1920-12-31
D: 2017-11-22
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Mai, Diep
My Hoang
B: 1928-12-20
D: 2017-11-20
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Hoang, My
Adam Grossguth
B: 1970-12-03
D: 2017-11-18
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Grossguth, Adam
Tu Tran
B: 1936-08-22
D: 2017-11-11
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Tran, Tu
Hai Diep
B: 1941-10-20
D: 2017-11-10
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Diep, Hai
Blanca Gonzalez
B: 1976-03-09
D: 2017-11-08
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Gonzalez, Blanca
Maria Jefferson
B: 1952-09-07
D: 2017-11-08
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Jefferson, Maria

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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.

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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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