They flew into town to vacation, but were shot dead while waiting to pick up their luggage.
Broward County has confirmed the names of the five people killed by a lone gunman in Friday’s shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Here’s what we know about the five travelers who lost their lives in the attack.
Shirley Timmons | Read full story here
Shirley Timmons, an Ohio woman killed in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting, was warmly remembered by her family in a statement released Monday. Timmons was slain, and her husband Steve Timmons was critically injured, during the airport attack.
“Shirley Timmons was an amazing daughter, wife, mother and grandmother,” her family said in a statement. “For Shirley, it was all about family. She and her husband of 51 years met when they were in the 8th grade.”
The couple had flown to Fort Lauderdale on Friday to join the rest of their family for a cruise, WILE-FM reported. The couple’s 51st wedding anniversary was in three weeks. They’re from Senecaville, about 90 miles east of Columbus.
Terry Andres | Read full story here
A grandfather from Virginia Beach, Va.
Andres, 62, was in Fort Lauderdale to sail away on a cruise with his wife, Ann, a travel agent.
He also traveled for work, making frequent trips to Charleston, S.C.
The couple has two daughters and three grandchildren, sources say.
Andres volunteered with his local fire department and worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
He was an avid golfer and tennis player often seen on the courts at the Cape Henry Raquet Club in Virginia Beach, said Beth Gregory, a manager there.
Andres played with great enthusiasm, she said.
“He loved the camaraderie with all the men out there,” Gregory said through tears. “He traveled a lot for work, but whenever he was in town he would be calling to get a game set up. He had a group of guys he would play with, and they all thought the world of him. Terry was such a good man, such a good family man.”
Michael Oehme | Read full story here
A business owner from Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Oehme and his wife had flown into Fort Lauderdale to catch a cruise.
He was 57.
His wife, Kari Oehme, was injured during the attack.
Oehme had his own surveying company, Oehme-Nielsen & Associates, public records show. His wife is a customer service representative at CommScope, a telecommunications company, her Facebook profile says.
They have a daughter, Andrea Oehme, 28, who works as a food service employee at a hospital, according to her Facebook profile.
On the day of the shooting, she posted an image of a candle that reads “Pray For Ft. Lauderdale Shooting Airport Victims.”
A neighbor said the couple lived with their dog in the Wilshire subdivision in Council Bluffs, a city of about 62,000 residents in Iowa across the Missouri River near Omaha, Nebraska.
Olga Woltering | Read full story here
A great grandmother from Marietta, Ga.
She and her children were in town for a cruise to celebrate a special occasion: Her husband’s 90th birthday.
She was 84.
Fr. Fernando Molina-Restrepo, a pastor at Transfiguration Catholic Church, says she was a loving member of the congregation who first joined in October 1978.
“Olga was one of the most joyful, loving, caring and committed people I have ever met,” Molina-Restrepo said on the church website."This is a horrible tragedy for everyone here at Transfiguration, especially because Olga was so loved.”
The website said Woltering’s life revolved around her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and hundreds of extended family at Transfiguration.
“Olga was so charming, calling everybody “Lovey” or “Love” in her unmistakable British accent,” the website said. “The picture above shows her normal face, complete with her beaming smile!”
The pastor asked that God give consolation to all of the victims of the tragedy — “especially to our beloved Olga.”
Mary Louise Amzibel, 69, was born and raised in Ashtabula, Ohio, and later moved to Delaware.
Her husband, also an Ashtabula native, was shot in the face during the attack and is in a coma, according to the Ashtabula Star Beacon.
The couple was in Fort Lauderdale to catch a Panama Canal cruise, the newspaper reported.
Information from Staff Writer Diane Lade and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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