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Forrest Dotts
B: 1962-12-10
D: 2018-05-12
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Dotts, Forrest
Irene Castro
B: 1920-11-13
D: 2018-05-12
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Castro, Irene
Charlie Clark, Jr.
B: 1933-10-06
D: 2018-05-03
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Clark, Jr., Charlie
Ramona Pierce
B: 1923-07-24
D: 2018-04-28
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Pierce, Ramona
Pablo Abaloyan
B: 1929-03-22
D: 2018-04-26
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Abaloyan, Pablo
Maria Erickson
B: 1938-08-20
D: 2018-04-25
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Erickson, Maria
Isabel Nevarez
B: 1925-06-02
D: 2018-04-22
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Nevarez, Isabel
Concepcion Banuelos
B: 1965-12-07
D: 2018-04-15
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Banuelos, Concepcion
Todd Robinson
B: 1962-07-29
D: 2018-04-15
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Robinson, Todd
Filomena Flores
B: 1954-05-01
D: 2018-04-13
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Flores, Filomena
David Whittaker
B: 1969-12-04
D: 2018-04-11
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Whittaker, David
Margie Trujillo
B: 1936-11-27
D: 2018-04-11
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Trujillo, Margie
Carl Hodges
B: 1949-06-10
D: 2018-04-07
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Hodges, Carl
Teresa Paonessa
B: 1920-01-03
D: 2018-04-06
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Paonessa, Teresa
Bernardo Codog
B: 1936-10-11
D: 2018-04-05
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Codog, Bernardo
Guadalupe Marquez
B: 1924-12-12
D: 2018-04-03
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Marquez, Guadalupe
Marylyn Kitchens
B: 1939-10-28
D: 2018-04-03
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Kitchens, Marylyn
Paul Holliday
B: 1938-01-30
D: 2018-03-31
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Holliday, Paul
Florence Richardson
B: 1921-01-02
D: 2018-03-06
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Richardson, Florence
Eugene Hassell
B: 1945-08-06
D: 2018-02-28
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Hassell, Eugene
Albert Fisher
B: 1940-05-21
D: 2018-02-28
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Fisher, Albert

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