Friends and family gathered Sunday night to honor the life of a woman killed during the Las Vegas massacre.
Nicol Kimura, 38, was honored by over 200 people outside of the elementary school that she attended in Placentia, California, Fox News reports.
Courtney Calderon, Kimura’s friend since the fourth grade, said Kimura was a special person to many.
“She touched so many lives and obviously made a huge impact on each one of us, whether you knew her a day or 30 years. Her heart was huge. And everyone that met her knew it.”
Kimura was killed last week at the Route 91 music festival in Las Vegas. She went with a close group of friends that counted each other as family. They were close to the stage when the gunman opened fire on the 22,000 concert goers, killing 59 and injuring over 500 more.
Friends and family at Sunday night’s vigil recounted memories of the 38-year-old, from baseball games to shopping at the mall. She was an “auntie” to her friend’s children, and “never turned the awesome off,” according to one friend.
Kimura is survived by her parents, a sister, and her dog Sadie.
Her uncle, Roger Kimura, asked everyone at the vigil “that in honor of Nicol, you live each and every day to the fullest — just like she did.”
Calderon went to high school and college with Kimura. She said her three children loved their “auntie,” and that she had a passion for art and fashion.
“Until we meet again, I love you. I know when I get up there, you’re going to look amazing — your hair is perfect, your outfit is perfect, and you will be there waiting with open arms to give me a hug.”
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