LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - Laura Shipp was as big a Dodger fan as they come. From childhood she followed the boys in blue until the day she died. That was on October 1st when the 50-year old single mom was killed in an avalanche of gunfire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.
Shipp's brother, Steve, says there was plenty of sadness over what happened, but the family wanted to find a positive way to remember Laura so, they found comfort in Laura's LA Dodgers. For the family celebration of her life they had blue balloons and plenty of Dodgers logos.
Shipp says the family is healing and adds that the Dodgers have helped. A couple of weeks ago Dave Roberts and the team sent a condolence gift of jerseys and other memorabilia. There was also a personal letter from Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts who said, "This senseless act has left our entire organization with heavy hearts...her loss leaves a void that can not be filled."
This week, TMZ says Yasael Puig signed a baseball with the words "Laura RIP" for her 23-year old son.
In photos taken by the Las Vegas Review Journal you can see the "celebration," the Dodgers gift and an urn. That boxy looking container has the LA Dodgers logo and a photo of Dodger Stadium. Steve Shipp calls it his sister's "luxury box".