Antonio Basco greets some of the hundreds in line to attend his longtime companion Margie Reckard’s funeral at La Paz Faith Memorial & Spiritual Center in El Paso, Texas, on Friday. Without much family and friends in town, Basco invited the public to the service. Reckard was among those killed in a mass shooting on Aug. 3. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)

Antonio Basco greets some of the hundreds in line to attend his longtime companion Margie Reckard’s funeral at La Paz Faith Memorial & Spiritual Center in El Paso, Texas, on Friday. Without much family and friends in town, Basco invited the public to the service. Reckard was among those killed in a mass shooting on Aug. 3. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)

Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

Her 22-year-long companion thought there would only be a few local well-wishers.

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