McALLEN, Texas (AP) — One of the victims of the Colorado shooting spent part of her childhood in Texas and is remembered by friends as a hard-working single mother who could light up a room with her smile and carefree spirit.
Rebecca Wingo of Aurora, Colo., graduated from high school in Quinlan, east of Dallas.
Cody Shafer was helping organize a gathering of friends Sunday in Aurora to remember the 32-year-old Wingo. He says Wingo performed his and his partner Marq's marriage ceremony in Iowa two years ago and remained a close friend.
Shafer says Wingo worked for a medical company and attended school, while raising her two daughters. She was an Air Force veteran.
She was among 12 people killed in a shooting rampage early Friday at a movie theater in Aurora.