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Eastvale victim of Las Vegas massacre, Rocio Rocha Guillen, remembered as an angel

By in Press Enterprise on October 6, 2017

By Suzanne Hurt

Rocio Rocha Guillen was remembered Thursday, Oct. 5, by family and friends as an angel who loved her family above all else.

The Eastvale resident and mother of four, who grew up in Anaheim, was mourned at a candlelight vigil Thursday evening at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale.

Rocio Guillen and her fiance, Chris. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Guillen, 40, died after being shot late Sunday, Oct. 1, in the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest festival massacre with Chris Jaksha, the man she was about to marry, by her side.

Jaksha used his shirt to tie a tourniquet around her leg after she was shot in the thigh and he carried her to a police officer, who drove them to a hospital. But Guillen died shortly after arriving.

“One thing that’s clear is that Rocio was an angel. And Chris — you’re a hero,” said his friend, Juan Carlos Cavazos Jr. of Chino Hills.

“The angels come and go fast,” Cavazos told hundreds of people standing in front of the high school.

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Friends said she loved her children: Marcus, 18; Christopher, 13; Sofia, 18 months; and son Austin, born just six weeks before the tragedy; her fiance; running, music and travel.

Encircled by friends, family and the community, Marcus and Christopher held small white candles as Jaksha stood behind them. People took turns holding Sofia, dressed in pink.

Jonathan Mulligan, 36, of Chino Hills and his wife, Elizabeth, attended the concert with friends Rocio Rocha Guillen, 40, and her fiancŽe, Chris Jaksha. The Mulligans comfort one another during a candlelight vigil at Roosevelt High School Thursday, Oct. 5 in Eastvale. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)Jonathan Mulligan, 36, of Chino Hills and his wife, Elizabeth, attended the concert […]    

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