Family, Friends Gather to Remember Misty Holt-Singh

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STOCKTON --

"When I was driving here I was shaking. I teared up. I know she is watching from heaven and I know it is going to be a great day,” said Paul Singh, Misty Holt-Singh’s husband.

And it was. Friends and family of Misty Holt-Singh couldn't have asked for a more perfect day, for a little golf and to show their support.

“She was such a beautiful person and she always gave. This is just our way to tell her thank you and we love her,” Singh said.

More than 100 golfers teed off to help raise funds for Misty’s family.

"I love and miss her to death. I still send her text messages. It is a tough one to swallow, but like I said we are here to celebrate,” said Misty’s brother-in-law Ajit Singh.

Singh was taken hostage in July during a Stockton bank robbery.

At one point, investigators say she was used as a human shield -- all the while her daughter waited for her at the bank.

That’s a dark memory that the teen is struggling with.

"She is just starting to come out of her shell. I think she is getting used to it. Overall I think she is going to be okay,” said Misty’s son Paul, Jr.

"My son has taken my daughter under his wing. They go to Lincoln Presbyterian. Things are good, as good as they can be,” Singh said.

While Misty’s husband appears to be okay, the wounds are still fresh, still painful.

"You know they say it gets easier with time, but it is not it doesn't. My heart is broken. I am empty. I am trying to be strong for the kids and the family, but I have my moments. I have my moments,” said Singh.

But today the family chose to focus on Misty’s memory, celebrating her life and moving forward.

"You can't ask for anything more than a great support group and that is just what these people are,” said Singh.

"We can't change what happened with Misty. All we can do is bring awareness and move forward from that as a society and be better people from that as a society,” said family friend Norman Boyden.