A devoted mother, who always sat on the front row at church, Rebecca Ann Wingo had started a job several months ago as a customer relations representative at a mobile medical imaging company.
She was 32.
Her mother, Shirley Wygal, said she was at the theater that night because she lived life "big."
"She didn't just 'be' happy. She was striving to be happy," said her mother. "She lived with such abandon."
Shannon Dominguez, who worked with Wingo on weekends, said she was friendly with everyone and always seemed to be in a good mood.
"She had a really bubbly personality," Dominguez said. "She was a pretty happy person. She just never really seemed ... like with work, she never got irritated. She was pretty happy to be here."
Wingo was a mother of two. She had worked at Joe's Crab Shack in Aurora but had recently gotten a job at Schryver Medical.
"Her legacy is the love she left with everybody she came in contact with," said Wygal. "She was such a loving mom. Whatever she did, she did so well."
Wingo grew up in Quinlan, Texas, about 65 miles east of Dallas. Her friends told WFAA-TV she was funny and always cracking jokes.
Wingo left Quinlan to join the Air Force, where she became fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and served as a translator.
She moved to Colorado with her two little girls and reconnected with her high school friends on Facebook.
In her last post, Wingo talked about her daughters, she wrote:
My little baby started kindergarten today. She is so excited to be in the big girl school with her sister. Oh how the time flies."
Her father, Steve Hernandez, wrote this:
"I lost my daughter yesterday to a mad man, my grief right now is inconsolable. I hear she died instantly, without pain, however the pain is unbearable, Lord why, why, why?"
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