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James Kopitke
B: 1961-06-01
D: 2017-07-16
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Kopitke, James
Carol Hinton
B: 1943-12-29
D: 2017-07-15
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Hinton, Carol
Richard Gentry
B: 1950-08-21
D: 2017-07-13
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Gentry, Richard
Odell Hickman
B: 1934-02-15
D: 2017-07-11
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Hickman, Odell
Jason Bernauer
B: 1964-12-24
D: 2017-07-09
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Bernauer, Jason
Charles Campbell
B: 1940-06-21
D: 2017-07-07
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Campbell, Charles
Earleen Whitson
B: 1931-08-29
D: 2017-07-07
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Whitson, Earleen
Larry Quasebarth
B: 1957-10-18
D: 2017-07-05
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Quasebarth, Larry
Lisa Zhao
B: 1937-07-31
D: 2017-07-05
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Zhao, Lisa
Gavin Murphy
B: 1976-04-09
D: 2017-07-04
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Murphy, Gavin
Carol Howard
B: 1959-12-11
D: 2017-07-02
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Howard, Carol
Walter Craighton
B: 1924-08-03
D: 2017-07-02
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Craighton, Walter
Hayden Duff
B: 1926-02-17
D: 2017-07-01
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Duff, Hayden
James "Jim" Brown
B: 1917-11-16
D: 2017-07-01
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Brown, James "Jim"
Carol Stearns
B: 1944-07-18
D: 2017-06-30
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Stearns, Carol
James "J.C." Davis
B: 1936-03-31
D: 2017-06-29
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Davis, James "J.C."
Marie Brennen Ackerman
B: 1923-05-25
D: 2017-06-27
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Brennen Ackerman, Marie
Shirley Lovelady
B: 1937-02-21
D: 2017-06-26
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Lovelady, Shirley
Eric Splawn
B: 1983-01-18
D: 2017-06-23
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Splawn, Eric
Donna Peterson
B: 1956-02-07
D: 2017-06-23
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Peterson, Donna
Levi Gonzalez
B: 2017-06-23
D: 2017-06-23
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Gonzalez, Levi

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707 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75061
Phone: 972-254-4242
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Rosemary Johnson
In Memory of
Rosemary Johnson (Robertson)
1920 - 2017

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.