Public viewing, vigil for Yajaira Garcia set for Thursday night

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Family, friends and community members are welcomed to attend the public viewing and vigil for slain Wichita Falls High School senior Yajaira Garcia Thursday night.

According to Cafe con Leche founder and long-time friend of Yajaira Gonzalo Robles, the public view will be at Owens & Brumley Funeral Homes from 4—6:30 p.m.

The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace at 2601 Lansing Blvd.

Robles knew Yajaira for the last five years after she joined the Cafe con Leche organization.

“The students that are in this program, the families that are, we are like family,” Robles said. “We are not just community members. When you are part of our organization, we become family, so she was more than a student to us.”

Also on Friday following the first quarter of the Old High/Rider football game, Robles said he believes there will be a minute of silence to remember Yajaira and the opportunity for those at the game to donate to the Garcia family.

Follow this link to reach the GoFundMe page.

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