Funerals, memorials held for 3 San Bernardino terror attack victims

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Services were held Saturday for three San Bernardino terror attack victims: Nick Thalasinos, Sierra Clayborn and Michael Wetzel. (KABC)

Services were held Saturday for three San Bernardino terror attack victims: Nick Thalasinos, Sierra Clayborn and Michael Wetzel.

Thalasinos, 57, was laid to rest around 10 a.m. The health inspector and Colton resident was highly outspoken against radical Islam. His wife Jennifer said he was a conservative Messianic Jew who never shied away from speaking about his political or religious beliefs.

She said she will hold on to her last memory of seeing him the morning of Dec. 2 when he walked her to her 2nd grade class, brought her students snacks and gave her one final hug and kiss.

A memorial service was also held for 27-year-old Clayborn around 11 a.m. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Los Angeles.

"Everyone who interacted with her felt her warmth, felt her love and felt her compassion, and not only that, her love of life, her love of others," said a loved one during her memorial.

The Moreno Valley resident was remembered as someone who always had encouraging words to say. She graduated from UC Riverside in 2010 and later landed a job at the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

Clayborn's family met with President Obama during his visit to San Bernardino on Friday. They said he was supportive and invited her relatives to the White House.

At 1 p.m., a funeral service was held for Wetzel at the Lake Arrowhead Christian School gym in Twin Peaks.

Wetzel, 37, leaves behind a wife and six young children. His wife Renee said he was "the most amazing person" and her best friend.

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