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Richard Rafter
B: 1957-11-09
D: 2017-10-20
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Rafter, Richard
Teresa Myers
B: 1960-11-05
D: 2017-10-18
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Myers, Teresa
Dustin Hesse
B: 1972-12-31
D: 2017-10-17
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Hesse, Dustin
Lorraine Rudowski
B: 1929-04-02
D: 2017-10-17
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Rudowski, Lorraine
Esperanza Bustamante
B: 1932-09-10
D: 2017-10-13
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Bustamante, Esperanza
Santos Blanco
B: 1946-10-12
D: 2017-10-12
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Blanco, Santos
Steven Knight
B: 1975-11-02
D: 2017-10-11
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Knight, Steven
Wendy Kohn
B: 1963-10-01
D: 2017-10-10
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Kohn, Wendy
Mary Cutting
B: 1939-08-20
D: 2017-10-08
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Cutting, Mary
Per Linden
B: 1960-01-16
D: 2017-10-01
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Linden, Per
Elaine Baisden
B: 1937-10-28
D: 2017-09-30
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Baisden, Elaine
Terry Cunningham
D: 2017-09-30
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Cunningham, Terry
Robert Pumphrey
B: 1985-12-21
D: 2017-09-29
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Pumphrey, Robert
Jacob Weakley
B: 1981-08-13
D: 2017-09-28
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Weakley, Jacob
Joseph Adetunji
B: 1956-10-12
D: 2017-09-27
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Adetunji, Joseph
O'Ceil Blevins
B: 1924-12-18
D: 2017-09-25
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Blevins, O'Ceil
Bernice Hornseth
B: 1920-06-16
D: 2017-09-19
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Hornseth, Bernice
Stephen Ferguson
B: 1953-07-21
D: 2017-09-14
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Ferguson, Stephen
James Lee
B: 1930-10-19
D: 2017-09-12
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Lee, James
Leonor Solis
B: 1928-08-27
D: 2017-09-11
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Solis, Leonor
Betty Custer
B: 1929-04-29
D: 2017-09-08
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Custer, Betty

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Condolence From: Dennis Knight
Condolence: Brenda (Five Cat Momma) you are finally at peace after your long, brave struggle against cancer. May you spend eternity enjoying your time with your cherished cats who have crossed over "The Rainbow Bridge." You will be missed.
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Condolence From: Y. Holland
Condolence: "My Deepest Condolences go out to the Smith family, God's word saids, at Isa 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever,......And will wipe away the tears from all faces.
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Condolence From: LeAnne
Condolence: Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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Tuesday April 11, 2017
Condolence From: LeAnne
Condolence: Meditation XVII
XVII. MEDITATION.


PERCHANCE he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill, as that he knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me, and see my state, may have caused it to toll for me, and I know not that. The church is Catholic, universal, so are all her actions; all that she does belongs to all. When she baptizes a child, that action concerns me; for that child is thereby connected to that body which is my head too, and ingrafted into that body whereof I am a member. And when she buries a man, that action concerns me: all mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated; God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice; but God's hand is in every translation, and his hand shall bind up all our scattered leaves again for that library where every book shall lie open to one another. As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come, so this bell calls us all; but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness. There was a contention as far as a suit (in which both piety and dignity, religion and estimation, were mingled), which of the religious orders should ring to prayers first in the morning; and it was determined, that they should ring first that rose earliest. If we understand aright the dignity of this bell that tolls for our evening prayer, we would be glad to make it ours by rising early, in that application, that it might be ours as well as his, whose indeed it is. The bell doth toll for him that thinks it doth; and though it intermit again, yet from that minute that that occasion wrought upon him, he is united to God. Who casts not up his eye to the sun when it rises? but who takes off his eye from a comet when that breaks out? Who bends not his ear to any bell which upon any occasion rings? but who can remove it from that bell which is passing a piece of himself out of this world?

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Condolence From: LeAnne
Condolence: Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou are not so;
For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul’s delivery.
Thou’art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy’or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell’st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Condolence From: Kay Dingus
Condolence: Randy and Andy, I'm so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. My prayers are with you.
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Condolence From: Ann Marie Smith
Condolence: My Beautiful sister n law you
are finally at peace, no longer sick. You will forever be in my heart! My sympathies are with my husband Randy, my brother n law Andy, and my father n law George at this time as we get through this loss! May you Rest Peacefully!
Sunday April 09, 2017
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