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Dianne Covington
B: 1953-04-18
D: 2017-12-08
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Covington, Dianne
Guadalupe DeLaGarza
B: 1948-10-02
D: 2017-12-07
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DeLaGarza, Guadalupe
Rafael Medrano
B: 1920-05-23
D: 2017-12-07
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Medrano, Rafael
Patricia Barnett
B: 1930-04-16
D: 2017-12-06
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Barnett, Patricia
Joe Gomez
B: 1965-12-21
D: 2017-12-05
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Gomez, Joe
Gwendolyn West
B: 1927-06-03
D: 2017-12-05
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West, Gwendolyn
Delbert Moeller
B: 1938-02-09
D: 2017-12-04
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Moeller, Delbert
Dawn Beck
B: 1959-05-17
D: 2017-12-03
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Beck, Dawn
Samuel Cavazos
B: 2017-12-01
D: 2017-12-01
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Cavazos, Samuel
Bessie O'Leary
B: 1921-02-03
D: 2017-12-01
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O'Leary, Bessie
Steinmetz Dun
B: 1926-02-27
D: 2017-11-29
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Dun, Steinmetz
Elida Garza
B: 1931-11-08
D: 2017-11-29
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Garza, Elida
Frank Gutierrez
B: 1939-11-16
D: 2017-11-27
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Gutierrez, Frank
Albert Gregurek
B: 1936-03-09
D: 2017-11-26
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Gregurek, Albert
Tracy Jordan
B: 1961-07-13
D: 2017-11-25
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Jordan, Tracy
Quirino Ybarbo
B: 1955-12-30
D: 2017-11-24
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Ybarbo, Quirino
Joaquin Garza
B: 1956-09-12
D: 2017-11-24
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Garza, Joaquin
Linda Gamez
B: 1958-09-03
D: 2017-11-23
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Gamez, Linda
Ruby Muska
B: 1927-02-14
D: 2017-11-23
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Muska, Ruby
Ricardo Trevino
B: 1954-01-20
D: 2017-11-22
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Trevino, Ricardo
Paul Farek
B: 1937-04-02
D: 2017-11-21
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Farek, Paul

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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.