Loved ones gathered at Bacchus House Wine Bar & Bistro in Folsom Sunday night to remember the life of Khrista Ibarolle, who was shot to death outside 36 Handles pub in El Dorado Hills Wednesday morning.
"She was a light to your day, whenever you interacted with her. She was just a shining beam of positivity," Deborah Phipps said.
"Everyone was a friend to Khrista. It didn't matter who you were. She treated people with respect. She really gave people attention when you were talking to her, and I think that made people feel important," Karen Stenger said.
The gentle spirited 31 year old moved to El Dorado Hills to live a simple life. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office says she was leaving 36 Handles pub early Wednesday morning with a friend when 41 year old Anderson Swift approached. He is now behind bars, accused of demanding Khrista's keys, fatally shooting her, stealing her car and crashing it in an attempt to flee.
"I was in shock, numb. It's just so unfathomable that a person like her, so young, would be taken from us," Stenger said.
"This was something that was so out of the ordinary that it feels as if it's the death of innocence for El Dorado Hills," Phipps said.
Friends and family have set up a trust fund for Khrista Ibarolle at Bank of the West.