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Lynn Knierim
B: 1935-07-28
D: 2019-09-13
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Knierim, Lynn
George Sorensen
B: 1927-06-27
D: 2019-09-12
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Sorensen, George
Paulina Minore
B: 1928-07-30
D: 2019-09-12
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Minore, Paulina
Bertha Downs
B: 1925-09-17
D: 2019-09-10
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Downs, Bertha
Gregory Mooradian
B: 1947-09-05
D: 2019-09-10
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Mooradian, Gregory
Gerry Lafargue
B: 1956-08-23
D: 2019-09-10
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Lafargue, Gerry
Sharon Manning
B: 1944-08-04
D: 2019-09-09
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Manning, Sharon
Donald Amundson
B: 1930-07-13
D: 2019-09-09
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Amundson, Donald
Ruben Pasco
B: 1941-10-16
D: 2019-09-09
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Pasco, Ruben
Josephine Breen
B: 1926-03-31
D: 2019-09-07
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Breen, Josephine
Richard Gardner
B: 1929-03-21
D: 2019-09-07
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Gardner, Richard
John Hartzell
B: 1947-09-19
D: 2019-09-04
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Hartzell, John
Camilla Levien
B: 1946-02-08
D: 2019-09-04
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Levien, Camilla
Dorothy Latus
B: 1928-08-11
D: 2019-09-03
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Latus, Dorothy
William Cravens
B: 1941-07-07
D: 2019-09-02
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Cravens, William
Mary Schreiner
B: 1935-08-22
D: 2019-09-02
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Schreiner, Mary
Colleen Johnston
B: 1931-11-17
D: 2019-09-02
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Johnston, Colleen
Henry Davis
B: 1928-06-29
D: 2019-09-01
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Davis, Henry
Donald Muir
B: 1939-06-04
D: 2019-08-31
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Muir, Donald
Susan Walker
B: 1915-06-23
D: 2019-08-31
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Walker, Susan
Daniel Alarid
B: 1997-06-13
D: 2019-08-30
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Alarid, Daniel

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