Uvalde, Texas – She adored koala bears and loved the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and dancing to TikTok videos. She wanted her grandparents to pick her up from school as often as possible because they would treat her to tacos, her family said.
A funeral was held Thursday for Layla Marie Salazar, a quick-witted and quick-witted 11-year-old, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, Texas. She was among the last 21 victims from the May 24 mass school shooting in the south Texas town to be buried.
Layla’s family described her as boisterous in an obituary published on a funeral home’s website, and her father told The Associated Press that she was very funny and “super energetic”.
She took pride in winning races Robb Elementary School ‘s annual field days – six of them.
“I knew right away that she was fast beating older kids,” said Vincent Salazar. “Once she realized how fast she was, she just — you know, she was attracted to it.”
Layla’s dad said she’s looking forward to a trip to the zoo and the new Marvel superhero movie Thor: Love and Thunder. The film’s trailer used a rock song they both loved, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses.
“Me and Layla jammed this on the way to school and it’s the only thing that brings me peace right now,” he said a Facebook post the day after her death.
Later, he posted that Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash offered his condolences.
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https://www.local10.com/news/national/2022/06/16/uvalde-11-year-old-was-avid-runner-is-remembered-for-energy/ 11-year-old Uvalde was an avid runner and will be remembered for his energy