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Man who lost wife in El Paso shooting
invites community to funeral, as he
has no family left

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 8/13/2019 11:10:13 PM

A man who lost his wife of 22 years during the El Paso Walmart shooting has invited the public to her funeral services, as he has no remaining family. Antonio Basco, who called his 63-year-old wife, Margie Reckard, "an angel," plans to celebrate her life with members of the community later this week. Reckard was one of the 22 victims of the mass shooting on August 6. “When I met her she was an angel and she still is,” Basco told KFOX14. “I was supposed to be the strong one, but I found out I’m the weak one, and she’s going to be missed a lot.”


This breaks my heart. I would attend in half a heartbeat if I was in the area.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 8/13/2019 11:27:26 PM (No. 151546)
Me, too, OP. How very sad…
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Annie Xango 8/13/2019 11:51:54 PM (No. 151559)
this just makes me weep. and .he will have hundreds attend..God Bless you kind, sir.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JL80863 8/14/2019 1:59:35 AM (No. 151626)
If it is still the Texas that I knew when I was assigned there he will have a lot of good folks celebrating his wife's life along with him.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: anonymous 8/14/2019 9:02:30 AM (No. 151836)
My heart goes out to this poor man. He is going to need all the support he can get. I hope a lot of people attend his wife's funeral and that he finds comfort in their attendance.
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