Vigil held in La Verne for Las Vegas shooting victim Jordyn Rivera

Sunday, October 08, 2017 12:13AM
Jordyn Rivera, a local 21-year-old student killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting, was remembered at a candlelight vigil in La Verne Saturday night.


LA VERNE, Calif. - Jordyn Rivera, a local 21-year-old student killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting, was remembered at a candlelight vigil in La Verne Saturday night.

Hundreds of people whose lives she touched -- from her childhood, church and California State University, San Bernardino -- gathered for a candlelight vigil.

Friends of Rivera shared the sorrow they feel knowing she won't be there to give advice or make them smile.

Jordyn and her mother were at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas last weekend. Jordyn was hit when the barrage of bullets were fired into the crowd from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Albert Rivera said his wife Mary is strong. He's thankful they have faith in God and said Jordyn's love of Jesus began when she was young.

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While Albert and Mary Rivera continue to pray, they are deeply saddened they will never see their daughter get married or know the grandchildren they thought they'd have some day. The Riveras say, however, they're glad their daughter is in heaven.

"There's no doubt in my mind that we're going to see her again," said Albert Rivera. "She's with my dad, all of our family members that have gone before her."

Jordyn Rivera will be laid to rest on Oct. 19.
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