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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:57 PM

Man Invites Public to Wife's Funeral (El Paso victim) becsuse he has no other Family

I hope many people go and Antonio Basco will see he has many family members in his community. I hope Beto O'Rourke is able to go.


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Margie Reckard was "an angel" to Antonio Basco, her husband of more than two decades. And with his late wife's passing, Basco says there is no remaining family, so he is opening up her funeral to the community.

Services for Reckard will be held on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Perches Funeral Home at 4946 Hondo Pass in northeast El Paso. The funeral home director told ABC-7 that his chapel will hold about 200 people, and he hopes it will be filled for the service.

Basco said that he and Reckard were together for 22 years, and her kindness and selflessness were incomparable.

"I mean you didn't even have to be there to talk to her. You could just look at how she was, how she acted, how she presented herself. She was an awesome lady," he recently told The Associated Press. "You see Margie, more or less, was the brains of the family."

Basco said he and Reckard knew there was something between them as soon as they met, and their life together was like something out of a fairy tale. Reckard was the strong one, he said, and she's "going to be missed a lot."

"We were gonna live together and die together," he said. "That was our plan."

https://www.kvia.com/news/el-paso/el-paso-man-with-no-remaining-family-invites-community-to-shooting-victim-wife-s-funeral/1108910199

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:01 PM

1. I also hope Beto can make it

These communities will grieve a long time, and individuals will grieve forever.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:01 PM

2. I can't imagine how lost he must feel

without my husband, I can't even imagine being able to go on. But, we have kids, so I'd have someone to hang on to.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:18 PM

3. I wish I could be there. I will be there in spirit. ..

how very sad this all is. I personally blame trump for this happening.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:27 PM

4. That's heartbreaking on so many levels.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:05 PM

8. ...

To Tears

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:29 PM

5. OMG. So heartbreaking.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:50 PM

6. I am devastated to read that. I know his community will respond and turn out for him, but

I wish I could join them. He'll be in my thoughts, that is for sure.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:01 PM

7. I'm sure Ted Cruz will show up...

... to express his sincere condolences, too.

Naaah, he'll be miles away in the safety of Washington, accepting another check from an NRA lobbyist.


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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:20 PM

9. Sadness

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:27 PM

10. My heart breaks for him.

I hope there is a huge attendance at her funeral. And I am guessing there will be.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:38 PM

17. One other thing I'd like to see ...



Because the name and address of the funeral home was posted on the
internet I'm hoping flowers will be in abundance sent from people from
far and wide. It won't be much of a consolation but it will be a thoughtful
gesture from those who could not be present.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:56 PM

18. good idea for those who can't make it

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:29 PM

11. Heartbreaking

This is so poignant. He has such love and admiration for her. I hope the church is filled.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:31 PM

12. This hurts. Physically hurts.

No one should be alone. I am going to bed miserable after reading this. God I wish I was even remotely close just to provide this man some comfort and compassion.

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Response to tymorial (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:39 AM

21. I know, if I lived in El Paso I would go.

This is just unbelievably sad and what an unnecessary tragedy. There has got to be something we can do to end all of this.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:35 PM

13. K&R. Wish I could be there to help show him he is family.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:52 PM

14. That is

so sad.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:57 PM

15. oh!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:25 PM

16. Absolutely heartbreaking

reading that brought me to tears for this man in the loss of his wife. RIP sweet lady ...

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:26 AM

19. So tragic. I hope people show up for him and his beloved.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:32 AM

20. I wish I could send flowers

can't afford it atm. this just gets me cause I know that's me in 10 or 20 years..

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