THREAD: We talked with family, friends & colleagues of each of the 58 #LasVegasShooting victims. Remember them here→
Hannah Ahlers, a 34/yo mother of 3, “could have lit the world up with her smile,” her father-in-law said. MORE→
Heather Alvarado, a 35/yo mother of 3, "always saw the good in others,” a statement said. MORE→
Dorene Anderson of Anchorage, Alaska was described as a "wonderful, generous person who was a friend to many." MORE→
Carrie Barnette was a member of the culinary team at @Disney's California Adventure park for 10 years. MORE→
Jack Beaton would "stop what he was doing, pull down the tailgate of his truck and enjoy a beer with a friend." MORE→
Steve Berger's father said he was an avid fisherman who was "so devoted to his family & children." MORE→
Candice Bowers' family described her as a "superhero" who adored country music. MORE→
Denise Burditus' husband, Tony, described her as the type of person who “always had a smile on her face.” MORE→
Sandra Casey was described as a “spectacular teacher” who taught special education at Manhattan Beach MS. MORE→
Andrea Castillo loved makeup and making people feel beautiful. “She just had such a great outlook on life.” MORE→
Denise Cohen, avid traveler & county music fan, was “thrilled beyond” to see @Jason_Aldean, sister-in-law said. MORE→
Austin Davis, 29, was described as “a friend to all.” MORE→
Thomas Day Jr. was described as a “great father” and an “avid sports fan.” “He would always stand up for you.” MORE→
Christiana Duarte, a recent grad of @UofA & member of @SigmaKappa, was about to start a job with the @LAKings. MORE→
Stacee Etchebe was described as a “beloved mother of two young children and a well-loved hair stylist.” MORE→
Brian Fraser was described as “very, very giving guy,” who “always spoke of his family & had time to help out.“ MORE→
Keri Galvan was a “hard-working supermom role model & the most protective big sister you could ever imagine.” MORE→
Dana Gardner had “wealth of knowledge & can-do attitude,” her boss said. “You can’t replace somebody like that” MORE→
Angela Gomez's frmr teacher & coach said she was a “wonderful young woman who had her whole life ahead of her.” MORE→
Rocio Guillen Rocha's cousin said Rocio, a mother of 4, loved sports and being a supporting baseball mom. MORE→
.@LVMPD officer & veteran Charleston Hartfield "epitomizes everything good about America,” @NevadaGuard said. MORE→
Chris Hazencomb's mother said her son loved people and was a happy-go-lucky person with a big heart. MORE→
Jennifer Irvine's publicist said she "was always enthusiastic and wonderful ... She was a bright ray of light." MORE→
Nicol Kimura was known for her “larger than life” smile, laugh and spirit, her close friend said. MORE→
Jessica Klymchuk was a librarian, bus driver & educational assistant for St. Stephen’s School in Canada. MORE→
Carly Kreibaum of Sutherland, Iowa, attended the festival with 2 friends, according to the Sioux City Journal. MORE→
Rhonda LeRocque's aunt said Rhonda was "all things to all people" & was as "close to perfect as you could get.” MORE→
Victor Link was “the best dad any son could ever have,” his son, Christian Link, wrote on Facebook. MORE→
Jordan McIldoon was a “compassionate young man” who lived a life “full of adventures,” his parents said. MORE→
Kelsey Meadows was "smart, compassionate and kind" and had a "sweet spirit and a love for children." MORE→
Calla Medig was "fun-loving, responsible, dedicated and hardworking," her boss said. MORE→
James “Sonny” Melton was described as an “excellent person and very caring individual.” MORE→
Pati Mestas was a “fun-spirited woman, who always made you laugh.” MORE→
Austin Meyer’s sister described him as “ambitious, smart and hard working.” MORE→
Adrian Murfitt’s sister said Adrian had a beautiful voice and “was silly and obnoxious and goofy.” MORE→
Rachael Parker was a records technician with the Manhattan Beach Police Department. MORE→
Jennifer Parks “wanted her students to know each and every one of them were amazing, capable young people.” MORE→
Carrie Parsons, a Seattle resident, graduated from @ASU in 2008. MORE→
Lisa Patterson was “active in everything — coaching softball & serving as president of PTA,” her husband said. MORE→
John Phippen, a father of 6, “had your back from the moment he met you,” a friend said. MORE→
Melissa Ramirez graduated from @CSUBakersfield in 2014 with a degree in business administration. MORE→
Jordyn Rivera was a "very genuine and caring person,” a childhood friend said. MORE→
Quinton Robbins "was friends with everybody,” his supervisor said.
Cameron Robinson "had a great sense of humor and a thirst for knowledge," Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian said.
Lisa Romero-Muniz "was an incredible loving and sincere friend, mentor and advocate for students."
Christopher Roybal, a Navy combat veteran, "wasn’t somebody who reported problems. He solved them.”
Brett Schwanbeck was "the funnest guy in the world to be around,” his youngest son said.
Bailey Schweitzer "tried to make everybody’s day brighter,” her colleague said.
Laura Shipp "was well liked by lots and lots of people, and was pretty easy to get along with.”
Erick Silva, who worked security for CSC, was among the first of the event’s first responders.
Susan Smith was a Simi Valley Unified School District employee for 16 years.
Tara Roe Smith was described as having “a friendly face and had a very caring spirit.”
Brennan Stewart "would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it," his friend said.
Derrick “Bo” Taylor, a 29-year veteran of the @CACorrections, led inmates fighting wildfires.
Neysa Tonks "was a very nice woman who was full of life and energy,” her former church counselor said.
Michelle Vo was “an ambitious hard worker, known for her charisma & fierce independence,” @RepJimmyGomez said.
Kurt Von Tillow was never seen in a bad mood & was known for being "the life of the party," his neighbor said.
Bill Wolfe Jr. "wasn’t self-centered. He was very smart and intelligent and always willing to help."

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