Obituaries

Patricia Alaura
B: 1944-09-19
D: 2017-07-25
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Alaura, Patricia
Marylou Riggs
B: 1930-08-24
D: 2017-07-22
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Riggs, Marylou
Leona Barker
B: 1924-01-03
D: 2017-07-22
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Barker, Leona
Thomas Pennybacker
B: 1944-11-26
D: 2017-07-21
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Pennybacker, Thomas
Gregory Russell
B: 1947-03-05
D: 2017-07-20
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Russell, Gregory
Herman Walden
B: 1935-08-11
D: 2017-07-18
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Walden, Herman
Lynette Bishop
B: 1941-11-30
D: 2017-07-17
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Bishop, Lynette
Gloria Price
B: 1927-12-22
D: 2017-07-15
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Price, Gloria
Ellenora Adam
B: 1916-02-14
D: 2017-07-13
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Adam, Ellenora
Ellenora Leonard
B: 1916-02-14
D: 2017-07-12
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Leonard, Ellenora
Keith Robbins
B: 1954-03-28
D: 2017-07-12
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Robbins, Keith
Donald DeLuca
B: 1933-11-15
D: 2017-07-08
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DeLuca, Donald
Seta Aghazarian
B: 1923-06-27
D: 2017-07-04
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Aghazarian, Seta
Carolee Birka
B: 1929-08-03
D: 2017-07-04
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Birka, Carolee
Stephanie Leung
B: 1942-07-25
D: 2017-07-04
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Leung, Stephanie
Elaine Lee
B: 1927-12-22
D: 2017-07-02
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Lee, Elaine
Charles Thompson
B: 1924-03-27
D: 2017-07-01
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Thompson, Charles
Richard Snyder
B: 1926-07-22
D: 2017-06-30
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Snyder, Richard
Clella Breshears
B: 1917-06-10
D: 2017-06-30
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Breshears, Clella
Katherine LoForte-Delgadillo
B: 1975-09-23
D: 2017-06-30
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LoForte-Delgadillo, Katherine
Twyla Saltzman
B: 1919-06-21
D: 2017-06-27
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Saltzman, Twyla

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