Four of a infirm victims gunned down by a maniac inside a Florida airfield were headed to joyous family getaways that will now give approach to family funerals.
Relatives and friends of those killed offering memories of a victims and sum about a tragedy, providing a deplorable mosaic of what happened Friday afternoon.
Three of those killed were vacationing with their associate when a gunshots rang out nearby a luggage carousel in Terminal 2 inside Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Steve and Shirley Timmons trafficked from Senecaville, Ohio, to Fort Lauderdale only 3 weeks bashful of their 51st marriage anniversary. The span designed to accommodate with kin for a family journey withdrawal from Florida.
But Shirley Timmons was instead fatally gunned down by demented shooter Esteban Santiago, while her father remained in a coma Saturday after holding a bullet to a face, according to their grandson.
“Steve and Shirley lifted an extraordinary family, 3 extraordinary girls,” a family orator told AVC News in Ohio. “Their family was all to them.”
Terry Andres, 62, a radiological control technician during a Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, was looking brazen to a 16-day journey with his mom Ann.
The Virginia Beach local texted his oldest daughter to let her know they landed safely Friday in Fort Lauderdale, as was his robe when roving for business.
The sharpened started as they went to collect their luggage.
Ryan Kim, Andres’ 37-year-old daughter, told a Palm Beach Post that her mom transient unharmed. But when she finally got mom on a phone, Kim schooled her father was among a dead.
“I said, ‘Put father on a phone. Put father on a phone,’ ” Kim said. “She said, ‘I can’t.’ ”
Kim asked why.
“She said, ‘Because he’s been shot.’ ”
Kim pronounced that as shortly as she listened about a sharpened she hold out wish that her relatives had already exited a terminal.
“I know that everybody always says that people are a biggest in a world, though he was a biggest chairman we could know,” Kim said. “He never had a terrible word to contend about anyone or anything.”
Andres was an zealous golfer and tennis player. He was also a proffer on a support lorry to support firefighters with a Oceana Volunteer Fire Department in Virginia Beach, his daughter said.
Michael Oehme and his mom Kari were also about to collect their bags before streamer off Saturday on a Caribbean cruise.
The couple, from Council Bluffs, Iowa, took yearly cruises and were vehement about stability a tradition, pronounced Oehme’s sister said.
“They were ostensible to leave today,” Elizabeth Oehme-Miller, 52, told a Associated Press. “They were happy to be going on another trip.”
Oehme, 57, was a land surveyor and owned his possess business, Boundaryline Surveys, his sister said.
Kari Oehme stays hospitalized with injuries from a gunshot wound to a shoulder and was approaching to recover. A family member was drifting to Fort Lauderdale to assistance her lapse home, her sister-in-law said.
Witness Mark Lea told Omaha ABC associate KETV he ran to assistance Kari Oehme moments after a shooting.
“I saw that she had a through-and-through on a right shoulder … And she said, ‘Where’s my husband? Where’s my husband?’ and we asked her to report him and she described him and we looked right over there and saw a white-haired man in a blue shirt that he had on … and he was not moving, not breathing,” Lea said.
The fourth victim, Olga Woltering, 84, was scheming for a journey with father Ralph to applaud his 90th birthday, according to members of a Transfiguration Catholic Church.
The integrate assimilated a church in 1978 and sat frequently sat in a front pews for a weekly 5 p.m. Mass, according to their pastor.
“Olga was one of a many joyful, loving, caring and committed people we have ever met,” pronounced a Rev. Fernando Molina-Restrepo. “This is a terrible tragedy for everybody here during Transfiguration, generally since Olga was so loved.”
Woltering’s family put out a matter Saturday morning seeking for remoteness in their time of grief, job Olga “the cornerstone of a family.”
“While she’s absent in a lives now, she stays in a hearts, thoughts, and memories for ever,” they wrote. “Her splendid grin and amatory demeanour will be missed by all who had a happening to know her.”
Several parishioners took to amicable media to weep Woltering’s death.
“Tragedy strike too tighten to home today. Transfiguration Church mislaid a really amatory and caring lady in a Ft. Lauderdale airfield attack,” Jerry de Varennes wrote on Facebook, posting a print of a integrate on a couch, smiling and bouncing babies on their laps.
Three of a bleeding remained in complete caring Saturday, pronounced Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
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