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Friends and family remember UCC shooting victim Kim Dietz

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ROSEBURG, OR (KPTV) -

Family and friends remembered many of the Umpqua Community College shooting victims at memorial services over the weekend.

On Sunday, a group gathered to remember Kim Dietz during a celebration of life ceremony at Pyrenees Vineyard.

Kim and her husband worked at Pyrenees Vineyard.

Kim's stepmother, Trudy Saltmarsh, talked to FOX 12 after the service.

"She was such a loving person, what more can you want? She wasn't materialistic at all. Where most of us we want to see what we can get out of life, she wasn't like that. Not at all. Her whole world was her daughter Shannon. She just loved being a mother. It was just part of her nature," said Trudy.

Kim had just returned to school when the shooting happened. Her daughter, Shannon, was also attending UCC but wasn't hurt in the shooting.

Trudy said she is still in shock and can hardly believe what happened.

"It's like it comes over you in waves. You feel it, phase a little, then it comes back. It's so hard to believe it really happened. I never saw her so, I just don't want to believe it. I kept thinking I'll wake up tomorrow and it will be gone. It didn't happen. I do want to say in passing that we've got to do something in this country about the circle of violence."

Trudy's comments come after hundreds of people in Roseburg protested President Obama's visit to the city because of his stance on gun control.

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