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Margaret Holland
B: 1940-12-19
D: 2017-09-19
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Holland, Margaret
Giuseppe De Simone
B: 1931-05-19
D: 2017-09-18
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De Simone, Giuseppe
Elden "Bob" Dingledine
B: 1919-11-10
D: 2017-09-18
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Dingledine, Elden "Bob"
Lynne Byers
B: 1952-08-02
D: 2017-09-18
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Byers, Lynne
Barbara Glintz
B: 1960-11-28
D: 2017-09-18
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Glintz, Barbara
Anna Scudieri
B: 1936-06-01
D: 2017-09-17
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Scudieri, Anna
Doris Laskey
B: 1920-04-14
D: 2017-09-15
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Laskey, Doris
James Lumb
B: 1918-01-17
D: 2017-09-15
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Lumb, James
Dino Del Guzzo
B: 1941-03-16
D: 2017-09-15
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Del Guzzo, Dino
Vern Dedrick
B: 1929-12-07
D: 2017-09-15
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Dedrick, Vern
Mary Gomez
B: 1930-05-01
D: 2017-09-14
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Gomez, Mary
Raymond Major
B: 1946-01-16
D: 2017-09-14
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Major, Raymond
Daniel Allan
B: 1942-01-02
D: 2017-09-13
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Allan, Daniel
Pauline Etherington
B: 1930-07-29
D: 2017-09-13
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Etherington, Pauline
Donald Cornick
B: 1925-05-18
D: 2017-09-13
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Cornick, Donald
Brian Robinson
B: 1939-12-09
D: 2017-09-13
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Robinson, Brian
Todd Pyper
B: 1962-04-21
D: 2017-09-13
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Pyper, Todd
Sydney Hamber
B: 1943-02-25
D: 2017-09-12
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Hamber, Sydney
Ilija Dragic
B: 1926-08-08
D: 2017-09-12
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Dragic, Ilija
Dr. Earl Isbister
B: 1931-07-25
D: 2017-09-12
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Isbister, Dr. Earl
Edward Worley
B: 1948-08-12
D: 2017-09-11
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Worley, Edward

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Laura Riches
In Memory of
Laura Anne Riches
1957 - 2017
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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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