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Ira Tucker
B: 1969-05-19
D: 2018-02-15
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Tucker, Ira
Earlene Pippin
B: 1926-12-27
D: 2018-02-14
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Pippin, Earlene
Riley Rose Banik
B: 2018-02-08
D: 2018-02-10
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Banik, Riley Rose
Thomas Guerra
D: 2018-02-10
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Guerra, Thomas
Jean Robinette
B: 1953-08-24
D: 2018-02-03
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Robinette, Jean
Carol Leidig
B: 1940-12-21
D: 2018-02-02
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Leidig, Carol
Lois Moreno
B: 1932-10-13
D: 2018-02-01
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Moreno, Lois
Dr. James W. Vardaman
B: 1928-11-26
D: 2018-01-31
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Vardaman, Dr. James W.
Richard Solomon
B: 1947-10-26
D: 2018-01-31
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Solomon, Richard
Kathlyn Miller
B: 1922-02-09
D: 2018-01-31
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Miller, Kathlyn
Joe Basquez
B: 1940-12-28
D: 2018-01-28
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Basquez, Joe
Marshall Shoesmith
B: 2000-05-23
D: 2018-01-25
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Shoesmith, Marshall
Marie Orta
B: 1941-05-25
D: 2018-01-24
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Orta, Marie
William (Bill) Matyastik
B: 1932-04-27
D: 2018-01-23
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Matyastik, William (Bill)
Millie Rippen
B: 1927-01-26
D: 2018-01-18
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Rippen, Millie
Kathlyn Miller
B: 1922-02-09
D: 2018-01-18
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Miller, Kathlyn
Albert Robert
B: 1927-10-25
D: 2018-01-16
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Robert, Albert
Michael Cornett
B: 1937-09-17
D: 2018-01-16
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Cornett, Michael
Shirley Mae Whitaker
B: 1930-08-29
D: 2018-01-16
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Whitaker, Shirley Mae
Naomi Ruth Bircket
B: 1937-08-05
D: 2018-01-14
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Bircket, Naomi Ruth
Juanita Rivera
B: 1943-03-08
D: 2018-01-11
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Rivera, Juanita

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  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
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  • 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.
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  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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