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Family remembers Mentor High School graduate killed in Colorado shooting

Daughter says Lynn Murray 'always put everyone else first'
Lynn Murray Mentor High School
Posted at 3:48 PM, Mar 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-24 18:19:24-04

MENTOR, Ohio — Family and friends continue to mourn the lives lost during a shooting inside King Soopers, a Boulder, Colorado grocery store Monday.

Among those was 62-year-old Lynn Murray, a 1977 graduate of Mentor High School.

Olivia Mackenzie, Murray’s daughter, told News 5 she remembers her mother as humble, compassionate and caring.

“My mom put everyone first,” she said. “She was happy as long as everyone else was happy. It was her priority. She did everything for everyone without one complaint. She was very creative and turned everything into art, she decorated our lives with her incredible heart and talent.”

Flowers in honor of Lynn Murray were laid outside Mentor High School's welcome sign.

The ages of the victims range from 20 to 65 and include two King Soopers workers, a Boulder police officer, and seven others.

Murray graduated from Ohio University and worked as a photo director before retiring.

“She was very creative and turned everything into art,” Mackenzie added. “She decorated our lives with her incredible heart and talent. Just an effortless outflow of this beautiful creativity and warm love that felt so wise and understanding.”

We’ve learned Murray was shopping at King Soopers as an Instacart shopper when the shooting occurred.

"All of us were in awe of how effortless she made everything look," Mackenzie added. "There was no task or obligation too difficult. I never have ever seen her react to anything life threw at her with any reaction of stress or frustration. She just had this grace about her. She humbly took care of things that needed to be taken care of."

Instacart founder and CEO Apoorva Mehta released the following statement:

“Today, we mourn the devastating loss of a member of the Instacart shopper community. Our deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of all those impacted by this shooting, as well as the King Soopers family and the community of Boulder. Violence of any kind has no place in our society, and our teams are working with law enforcement and the King Soopers team to assist in any way we can. We’ve reached out to the shopper’s family to offer our support and resources during this unimaginably difficult time. For those members of our community who were shopping in the Boulder area, we’re also ensuring they’re able to take the time they need to grieve and recover from yesterday’s tragic events.”