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Candlelight vigil held for former West Oso softball coach

CORPUS CHRISTI -

Community members gathered Tuesday evening to celebrate and remember the life of the former West Oso softball coach Christina Lane.

A candlelight vigil was held outside of the West Oso gym after a girl's softball game. Coach Lane passed away April 9 due to injuries from a fall.

Lane suffered head trauma and appeared to be on the road to recovery, but after several tests, doctors and family made the decision to take her off life support.

Some people said Coach Lane cared more about doing things right than winning, and loved her team more than anything. 

Lane's family also attended Tuesday night's vigil and said they appreciated the outpouring of love and support from the West Oso Community.

"It really goes to show how many people she touched," Cynee Villarreal, Lane's wife, said. "To see exactly what she meant to other people is really cool."

When it comes to her players, Lane's mother Paula Clark said, "Now going forward, I hope that these kids will take what she has tried to instill in them and go do something with it."

Ariel Solis, a West Oso softball player and team captain, said about her beloved coach, "I'm going to miss her friendship -- her telling me what to do and what not to do, how to keep on track and everything. I'm going to miss her as a best friend."

Christina Lane was just 34 years old.

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