Families remember 3 Colo. shooting victims

July 27, 2012 - 11:36 PM
Colorado Shooting

Theresa Hoover, right, the mother of Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting victim AJ Boik, sits with her father Bill Hoover, left, during AJ Boik's funeral, Friday, July 27, 2012, at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church, in Aurora, Colo. Boik, 18, was one of twelve people killed in a shooting attack, that also wounded dozens, last Friday at a packed movie theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. (AP Photo/Denver Post, Joe Amon, Pool)

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's governor and police officers were among more than 1,000 people who gathered to remember a recent high school graduate who died in the theater shootings in Aurora.

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Aurora police officers attended the funeral for Alexander "A.J." Boik, who was to start attending the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

A private memorial also was held late Friday for former Air Force linguist Rebecca Wingo, followed by a celebratory public gathering at the Denver bar where she went every week.

Friends say Wingo balanced work, school and raising her two daughters.

Meanwhile, Gordon Cowden was being buried in Austin, Texas. A memorial service was held for him Wednesday in Denver.

A memorial fund has been established for his four children at Chase Bank.