Obituaries

Jose Ambriz
B: 1943-08-01
D: 2017-10-16
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Ambriz, Jose
Josie Toscano
B: 1938-10-01
D: 2017-10-16
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Toscano, Josie
Charlotte Holt
B: 1947-05-11
D: 2017-10-14
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Holt, Charlotte
Philip Barker
B: 1954-10-06
D: 2017-10-14
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Barker, Philip
Dennis Parker
B: 1955-03-15
D: 2017-10-11
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Parker, Dennis
Doris Martin
B: 1928-11-01
D: 2017-10-01
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Martin, Doris
Laverne Smyer
B: 1932-03-05
D: 2017-09-27
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Smyer, Laverne
Doc Jones
B: 1927-06-25
D: 2017-09-20
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Jones, Doc
Solomon Carrion
B: 1934-03-13
D: 2017-09-18
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Carrion, Solomon
Clifton Crabtree
B: 1934-02-03
D: 2017-09-17
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Crabtree, Clifton
Mike Cavazos
B: 1967-09-11
D: 2017-09-17
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Cavazos, Mike
Helen Bebout
B: 1930-06-11
D: 2017-08-31
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Bebout, Helen
Jose Lopez
B: 1931-04-19
D: 2017-08-26
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Lopez, Jose
Hugh Hansen
B: 1921-10-30
D: 2017-08-25
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Hansen, Hugh
Wannie Frazier
B: 1930-04-02
D: 2017-08-20
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Frazier, Wannie
Lou Ann Black
B: 1937-06-01
D: 2017-08-19
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Black, Lou Ann
Ella Dunbar
B: 1931-06-27
D: 2017-08-13
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Dunbar, Ella
Mollie Davis
B: 1933-12-01
D: 2017-08-12
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Davis, Mollie
Iris Clements
B: 1927-06-11
D: 2017-08-12
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Clements, Iris
Ofelia Hinojos
B: 1937-03-21
D: 2017-08-09
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Hinojos, Ofelia
LM "Chunk" Smith
B: 1934-12-08
D: 2017-08-03
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Smith, LM "Chunk"

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104 E Avenue F
Muleshoe, TX 79347
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Ella Copley
In Memory of
Ella Rae Copley (Hester)
1926 -
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.