Aurora Godoy, a 26-year-old mother-of-one from San Jacinto, was described as "bubbly" and "loving and giving" by family members.
Godoy and her high-school sweetheart husband, James Godoy, had a 22-month-old son named Alexander, James Godoy's cousin, Eric Godoy, told NBC News. "She loved her family. She loved her son," Eric's wife, Mary, added.
Facebook user Rebecca Godoy wrote that Godoy was her niece: "We will keep her flame alive so that her young son does not forget his special mother. God bless us all."
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"Aurora Banales Godoy lost her life a victim of murder by individuals who don't deserve to be named by the media," she added.
A gofundme page set up by James' sister, which raised over $11,000 in less than 12 hours, said the young woman was "really creative and was always willing to help with birthday parties and functions," and "she loved spending time at Disneyland with her family. We will miss her bubbly personality, always smiling, and her funny way of saying hello."
"They are amazing people who need as much love and support they can get," reads a quote on a gofundme page that raised more than $50,000 by Tuesday afternoon for her funeral.
The Godoy family has always been positive, fun, loving and have grown on all of us in such a short amount of time.