SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners packed a church near Orange County’s Little Saigon to remember Tin Nguyen, 10 days after she died during the San Bernardino massacre.
The 31-year-old was honored in a service conducted in Vietnamese last Saturday at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Santa Ana.
Her fiance carried a portrait of Nguyen as members of the standing-room-only crowd reached out to touch it. The couple had planned to marry in 2017.
Nguyen’s mother and grandmother, both weeping, followed the casket down the aisle to the altar.
A cousin took a moment in English to thank first responders, local politicians and Nguyen’s co-workers at the San Bernardino County health department, where Nguyen was an inspector.
A funeral was also planned last Saturday in Southern California for another victim, 60-year-old Isaac Amanios. (end)