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Man whose wife was killed in El Paso mass murder invites public to her funeral, says he has no other family

The couple had been married for 22 years

An El Paso, Texas, man whose wife was killed during a mass murder in the city last week has invited the public to attend her funeral, saying she was the only family he had left.

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Margie Reckard, 63, was among the victims of a murderer who attacked and killed 22 people and injured dozens more at an El Paso Walmart.

Reckard's husband, Antonio Basco, told KFOX-TV of his wife, "When I met her she was an angel and she still is. I was supposed to be the strong one but I found out I'm the weak one, and she's going to be missed."

Basco told the outlet that the couple's life together was like a fairy tale, saying, "I just feel it and when we first met, that feeling came to each one of us, to each other, and we've been together ever since. We were gonna live together and die together that was our plan."

On Tuesday, Perches Funeral Home posted a message on Facebook with a picture of Basco, saying, "Mr. Antonio Basco was married for 22 years to his wife Margie Reckard, he had no other family. He welcomes anyone to attend his wife's services."

The funeral home noted that services for Reckard are scheduled for Friday evening from 5 to 9 p.m., before urging the community to show its support of Basco, saying, "Let's show him and his wife some El Paso love."

The funeral director told KVIA-TV that the chapel where the funeral will be held has the capacity to hold roughly 200 people, and he hopes it will be filled for the service honoring the life of Margie Reckard.

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