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Barbara Reese
B: 1939-03-31
D: 2018-12-14
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Reese, Barbara
Joyce Klock
B: 1936-01-19
D: 2018-12-12
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Klock, Joyce
Amaya Engquist
D: 2018-12-11
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Engquist, Amaya
Daniel Fox
B: 1946-01-19
D: 2018-12-11
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Fox, Daniel
Eileen Barrett
B: 1943-01-31
D: 2018-12-11
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Barrett, Eileen
William Hoedebeck
B: 1958-08-19
D: 2018-12-11
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Hoedebeck, William
Joann Lorenz
B: 1931-03-09
D: 2018-12-11
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Lorenz, Joann
Charles Smith
B: 1973-12-26
D: 2018-12-10
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Smith, Charles
James Broschart
B: 1924-12-31
D: 2018-12-10
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Broschart, James
Arlyn Schmeling
B: 1930-01-26
D: 2018-12-10
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Schmeling, Arlyn
Linda Conti
B: 1940-03-15
D: 2018-12-09
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Conti, Linda
George Sandlin
B: 1937-08-19
D: 2018-12-09
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Sandlin, George
James Stagg
B: 1942-12-09
D: 2018-12-09
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Stagg, James
Blasa Barraza Tena
B: 1949-08-14
D: 2018-12-08
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Barraza Tena, Blasa
Catherine Walsh
B: 1932-07-22
D: 2018-12-07
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Walsh, Catherine
Mary Fastook
B: 1933-02-07
D: 2018-12-07
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Fastook, Mary
Paul Ruby
B: 1954-12-14
D: 2018-12-06
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Ruby, Paul
John Delorenzo
B: 1945-07-11
D: 2018-12-06
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Delorenzo, John
Maxine Hatcher
B: 1937-04-07
D: 2018-12-06
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Hatcher, Maxine
Robert Lemke
B: 1940-10-30
D: 2018-12-05
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Lemke, Robert
Kenneth Bowman
B: 1977-12-20
D: 2018-12-05
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Bowman, Kenneth

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  • 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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