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Public Service for Lisa Romero-Muniz set for Thursday

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By Deswood Tome

Sun Correspondent

A private service for Lisa Romero-Muniz will be held Oct. 11, while a public memorial will be held the following day at Red Rock State Park at 1 pm.

“She was amazing since I was little,” said daughter Valerie Garcia.  “I am very blessed to be her daughter.”

Recounting her mother’s life, Garcia said, “She did anything she could — any of the children needed — anything she made it happen.”

Romero-Muniz was one of 58 victims of the Las Vegas, NV massacre that occurred Oct. 1.

Romero-Muniz’s husband Chris Muniz spoke at the news conference on Saturday evening at the Gallup-McKinley county school board room.

“Kids were her life,” he said.  “Call her any time of the night and she would go out of her way to be there.

“We had a lot of great memories,” Muniz added.  “We would to go Vegas all the time.  This year we had planned to go to Vegas.  She really loved it.

We put in our vacations at the end of the year.  Jason Aldean was her favorite.”

The country music singer was performing at the Route 91 Harvest festival on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip when the shooting occurred. The shooter, Stephen Paddock, fired at concertgoers from the 32-floor of the Mandalay Bay resort and casino.

The Muniz couple made a trip to Las Vegas an annual event.

“I’m a rocker,” Muniz said.  “She would let me go to rock concerts. As long as I bought her a purse when I came back,” said Chris drawing smiles during the news conference.

The couple would have celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary on Oct. 14.  The two met at the school when Chris Muniz would make deliveries.

A crowd-funding account has been established by the family.