PORTLAND, Ore. – One of the 59 people killed by a gunman in Las Vegas Sunday night was reportedly a former student from Tigard High School.
The Washington Post reports a friend said Dorene Anderson was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival with her husband and daughters.
While Anderson lived in Alaska, according to the Post, she was a student at Tigard High School before she withdrew in 1985. School officials told KGW she was a member of the girls swim team as a freshman.
Anderson was described as a loving mother and wife in a Facebook post from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, who said Anderson’s husband is their research and rural development director.
"Due to this horrific and terrible situation, our family is dealing with a great loss. She (Dorene) was the most amazing wife, mother and person this world ever had. We are so grateful and lucky for the time that we did have with her. We are greatly appreciative and want to thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers you have been sending us. We are dealing with the situation as a family, and would appreciate our privacy as we grieve for our loss,” the post on the company’s Facebook page reads.
The hearts of our employees broke collectively yesterday when we learned of the passing of Dorene Anderson, wife of our...Posted by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation on Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in modern U.S. history, also left more than 500 people wounded.