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Dozens gather in Torrington to remember woman killed in Orlando shooting

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Kimberly Morris will be remembered during a vigil in Torrington Tuesday night. (WFSB/friends photos) Kimberly Morris will be remembered during a vigil in Torrington Tuesday night. (WFSB/friends photos)
TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

Since Sunday, stories about the 49 men and women who lost their lives in the country's deadliest mass shooting continue to be revealed.

The stories are filled with love and joy, including those of 37-year-old Kim Morris.

The immense loss is being felt right in Connecticut, according to those who knew her. Morris, a Torrington native, was one of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

Tuesday night, some of her dearest friends said they will honor her memory at Coe Memorial Park in Torrington. The park was said to be one of Morris's favorite places.

"I just want people who didn't know her to know she was a vibrant, beautiful [and] full of life individual that brought joy to everybody that she came across and encountered and always just wanted to help people," said Star Shelton, an ex-girlfriend.

Morris lived in Massachusetts before making the move to Florida, where she was hired as a bouncer a week ago. She moved to Orlando to help take care of a family member.

Friends believe she was one of the first victims, and while that thought is unbearable, they are holding on to the memory of a shining young woman whose life was taken much too soon.

"It's a lot to process, and she's such a beautiful spirit," said Linda Stanton, a friend. "It's hard, and she's such an amazing woman."

Her friends said Morris was a beautiful soul who smiles constantly and laughed frequently.

"Her life, the part that she had, it was awesome and I think Kim would want us to celebrate her, and also I think it's important we want to promote love and standing together," said Jennifer Parker.

The vigil is being held at Coe Park and it was open to the public because her friends say that is the way Morris would have wanted it.

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