Loved ones were informed about the death of Andre Anchondo on Sunday. The departure of his wife Jordan Anchondo had been confirmed in the hours after Saturday morning’s attack left 20 people dead.
The El Paso couple were lived by three young kids, including their baby who was with them in the shopping mall.
“Her husband was in the front of the gunman to shield Jordan, and Jordan was protecting her baby,” Jordan’s cousin Monique Terry told the Guardian newspaper. “That explains who she was a person — she gave everything for her infant.”
Andre and Jordan, who’d been shopping for school supplies for their kids, had just dropped their 5-year-old daughter at cheerleading camp.
“She had been the light of the loved ones,” Terry told the Guardian, speaking to Jordan. “She brightened up space. Her laugh was infectious. She always put you in a better mood. She always saw the good in humans.”
Terry told the paper that the couple had celebrated their first anniversary and that they had been a”perfect fit.”
“They glued every other together,” she said.
Koteiba”Koti” Azzam told The Associated Press which Andre had started his own company, building things from stone and granite. He added that his pal was a hard worker and was working on finishing a house for his loved ones.
“It makes you question your religion nearly,” said Azzam. “However, God didn’t have a part in it. The palms of man-altered my friend’s life in a drastic manner.”