Laura Shipp’s Dodger fandom was a theme at the 50-year-old single mother’s celebration of life Sunday at Westlake Village Inn. The reception room filled with around 300 family members and friends, most dressed in Dodger blue, to remember the Las Vegas woman who was one of the 58 killed Oct. 1 at the Route 91 Harvest festival.
Riding on the back of her husband, Eddie’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Gloria Avila secured the urn containing the ashes of her niece, Route 91 Harvest festival shooting victim Denise Cohen. Above the gold etched flowers, Gloria tied fluffy white angel wings in a bow. She held the urn tightly to her chest as she and Eddie, clad in a black denim biker jacket, rode to Santa Barbara Community Church.
Smith, 42, patted her hand on the letters: “Neysa T.” On either side of her, a brick wall running along Westcliff Drive was adorned with 57 more colorful hearts containing the names of the other men and women killed in Oct. 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas.
A long-term resource center for Las Vegas shooting victims and families, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, opens Monday morning.
Ohio-based artist Ron Moore Jr. watched the details of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas attack unfold on TV and prayed to find a way to help the victims’ families. Since then, he’s spent more than 125 hours drawing portraits of the victims.
Coaches, Basic High School basketball players, close friends, and family came together at a Henderson hillside site to paint a “Q” in Route 91 Harvest festival shooting victim Quinton Robbins’ honor near the familiar “B” for Basic.
Las Vegas police officer Charleston Hartfield will be laid to rest today.
Thousands filled the Orleans Arena on Thursday for “Vegas Strong: A Night of Healing,” one concert that represented many things: a benefit for those impacted by the Route 91 Harvest tragedy, a communal display of shared grief and joy alike, a show of resilience in the face of the once-unthinkable.
Since the Las Vegas Community Garden opened to honor victims of the Oct. 1 shooting, Andre King has been there, offering drinks and cookies, and, sometimes, hugs to visitors at the downtown memorial.
Sandy Casey was remembered Tuesday by the people who knew her best — family, friends and loved ones — as a compassionate teacher and loyal friend with a sense of humor, a commitment to her calling as a special education teacher, and a personality that lit up any room she entered.