BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Flowers, candles, and a note that read “Best Boss Ever” paid homages to the door of Umba Love, a clothing and accessories store in downtown Boulder. “Umba” means sisters in Balinese.
One of the sisters who owned the shop, 49-year-old Tralona “Lonna” Bartkowiak, was among 10 people killed Monday at a King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive. Tricia Hunter was shocked when CBS4’s Kathy Walsh told her the tragic news.
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“I had no idea,” Hunter said to Walsh. “It’s a sad, sad day.”
Tricia manages Savory Spice, a store next to Umba.
“She was just always a caring, giving, wonderful person. I’m just devastated, ”said Hunter.
Flowers were delivered to Mahoney’s home in a residential area in Boulder.
Kevin Mahoney, 61, was also one of the victims in the shooting.
On Twitter, his daughter Erika published touching photos of her father, who led them down the aisle at their wedding. She called him her hero and wrote: “I am pregnant now. I know he wants me to be strong for his granddaughter. “
I am heartbroken to announce that my father, my hero Kevin Mahoney, was killed in the King Soopers shooting in my hometown of Boulder, CO. My father represents everything that love means. I’m so grateful that he was able to lead me down the aisle last summer. pic.twitter.com/SLS2bdm5Hc
– Erika Mahoney (@MahoneyEb) March 23, 2021
She wrote to him: “You are always with me.
Neighbor Debbie Brinley said how much Kevin is missing.
“Kevin was amazing. He was an incredible father, an incredible spouse, an incredible neighbor. He was just a wonderful, wonderful man who didn’t deserve it at all. We’re devastated as a community, ”said Debbie, suppressing tears.
Olivia Mackenzie, daughter of another victim, Lynn Murray, shared photos of her mother.
She texted Walsh saying she would love if her mother was remembered for the beautiful, amazing person she was.