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Fundraiser account set up in honor of Lisa Romero-Muniz

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The family of fallen Miyamura High School Discipline Secretary Lisa Romero-Muniz held a press conference at the Gallup McKinley County Schools district office Oct. 7.

“She was amazing since I was little,” said daughter Victoria 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.

“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.”

Aldean 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.

“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 Muniz, drawing smiles during the news conference.

The couple would have celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary on Oct. 14. The two met at a school Romero-Muniz worked at when Muniz would make deliveries.

A private service for Romero-Muniz was held Oct. 11, and a public memorial was held at Red Rock State Park the following afternoon.

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


By Deswood Tome

For the Sun