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Las Vegas shooting victim, Dorene Anderson, Anchorage, Alaska

Updated October 3, 2017 - 7:45 pm

Dorene Anderson traveled to the Route 91 Harvest country music festival from Anchorage, Alaska. The 49-year-old was one of the concertgoers who was killed in the shooting Sunday night.

In a Facebook posting, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation — for which Anderson’s husband, John, works as research and rural development director — shared a message from her family:

“Due to this horrific and terrible situation, our family is dealing with a great loss. She (Dorene) was the most amazing wife, mother and person this world ever had. We are so grateful and lucky for the time that we did have with her. We are greatly appreciative and want to thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers you have been sending us. We are dealing with the situation as a family, and would appreciate our privacy as we grieve for our loss.”

Anderson was a member of the fan club for the Alaska Aces, a minor league hockey team in Anchorage. The fan club posted a Facebook message mourning Anderson:

“It is with a heavy heart that I pass on to you that Dorene Anderson was a victim of the shooting in Las Vegas. Dorene was our treasurer of the cowbell crew this past year and a wonderful, generous person who was a friend to many. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family.”

Contact John Przybys at reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0280. Follow @JJPrzybys on Twitter.

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