Santa Fe native among victims of El Paso shooting
KOB Web Staff
August 05, 2019 05:13 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A Santa Fe native is among the 22 people who were killed at an El Paso Walmart Saturday.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports 86-year-old Angie Englisbee grew up in Santa Fe, but lived in El Paso.
The publication reports that Englisbee, whose maiden name is Silva, got married at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church before eventually moving to Texas.
Englisbee's niece told the paper that her aunt was on the phone with one of her sons before the shooting.
“She was in line, waiting to get checked out,” Moya-Crites told the Santa Fe New Mexican. “He cut her off, saying ‘Mom, I’m going to let you go. I’ll call you later.’”
Not long after, the family said they learned Englisbee was killed.
Her family has released the following statement:
"My grandmother Angie Englisbee or as family and friends referred to her "Mom" and " Angie Baby" was a true hero to our families. She was a no-nonsense woman who did not take s*** from anyone. Her life was raising her children, a woman of grit, hard work, perseverance, dedication to family, and her faith in God.
She was widowed very early and young with my grandfather passing away at the age of only 38 years old. Leaving her to alone find a way to raise 7 children with no other help. Working numerous jobs at the same time to feed her family, life was hard. Through her hard work her children all became strong but extremely caring and compassionate and productive members of our community. As a devout Catholic she attended St. Raphael church weekly and prayed for everyone daily.
"Mom" was an avid sports fan and loved to watch golf, football and basketball. She watched General Hospital daily since we were all babies and we watched with her. She made the very best red beans and rice and red chili pozole. She always had a hot pot of fresh coffee for her visitors and a quick meal. Her over 20 grandchildren and great grandchildren and 7 children are all grieving and lives forever changed by this violent and senseless act of cowardice.
At the lowest point in my life she welcomed me with open arms and no judgment into her home to help me survive. I will never forget everything she did for me and my family. Especially the example she set for strength and perseverance. My family was hit especially hard by this as my wife Myra Hallberg's side of the family was also tragically affected. Her cousin Marsellas Husband Luis was shot 5 times and he is in critical condition. His father George was also murdered while they were having a young girls soccer team fundraiser at the store. All the children saw people and other kids killed as well, right beside them. As they ran to the Walmart kitchen assisted by employees to hide. We believe that there should be more responsible concealed carry armed citizens, teachers and guards at stores and schools. This could have been prevented or stopped in this way." - Jacob Thomas Hallberg and Myra Gonzalez Hallberg
KOB Web Staff
Updated: August 05, 2019 05:13 PM
Created: August 05, 2019 10:34 AM
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