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Della Gonzales
B: 1960-07-29
D: 2017-06-22
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Gonzales, Della
Samuel Olivas
B: 1968-12-06
D: 2017-06-17
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Olivas, Samuel
Thomas Hall
B: 1937-04-07
D: 2017-06-16
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Hall, Thomas
Earnestine Drennan
B: 1929-09-19
D: 2017-06-15
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Drennan, Earnestine
Karl Griffith
B: 1949-09-13
D: 2017-06-13
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Griffith, Karl
Clifford Mills
B: 1943-06-30
D: 2017-06-13
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Mills, Clifford
Gabrilla Perez
B: 1934-03-24
D: 2017-06-11
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Perez, Gabrilla
Wilma Sandlin
B: 1932-05-23
D: 2017-05-29
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Sandlin, Wilma
Frances Gardner
B: 1927-01-11
D: 2017-05-29
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Gardner, Frances
Procoro Tellez
B: 1937-07-19
D: 2017-05-26
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Tellez, Procoro
Virginia Soto
B: 1940-05-20
D: 2017-05-23
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Soto, Virginia
Mary Robertson
B: 1955-07-04
D: 2017-05-22
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Robertson, Mary
Wanda Baker
B: 1930-11-27
D: 2017-05-17
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Baker, Wanda
Ella Copley
B: 1926-06-26
D: 2017-05-17
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Copley, Ella
Ike Williams
B: 1929-08-12
D: 2017-05-13
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Williams, Ike
Rosie Smith
B: 1919-01-15
D: 2017-05-10
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Smith, Rosie
Esther Ybarra
B: 1922-04-01
D: 2017-04-27
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Ybarra, Esther
Helen Schmitz
B: 1925-03-08
D: 2017-04-24
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Schmitz, Helen
John Mendoza
B: 1967-11-15
D: 2017-04-22
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Mendoza, John
Ilda Andrade
B: 1955-05-26
D: 2017-04-18
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Andrade, Ilda
Ardis Barton
B: 1927-10-31
D: 2017-04-15
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Barton, Ardis

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104 E Avenue F
Muleshoe, TX 79347
Phone: (806) 272-4574
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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.