Her friend Jeanette Mc Nally said she was in 'complete shock and grief' at her loss. He and his wife, Laurie (pictured), attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival together.
Smith was said to be a big country music fan and was the 'hub' and 'heart' of Vista Elementary School, where she worked for three years.'She was wonderful. She's patient and kind,' spokesman Jake Finch told the Ventura County Star.
The first shooting victims have been identified after 58 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday in what has become the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
Sonny Melton, 29, Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, Lisa Romero, Jordan Mc Ildoon, 23, Jessica Klymchuk, 28, Jenny Parks, Susan Smith, 53, and Adrian Murfitt, 35, all lost their lives when 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock of nearby Mesquite, Nevada began shooting from his hotel room across the street at the Mandalay Bay Casino.
Sandy Casey (right), 35, special education teacher from southern California were also killed in the horrific shooting Rachael Parker (left) was with fellow off-duty officers from Manhattan Beach, California when Paddock opened fire.
Parker, 33, was a records technician for the force for 10 years, the agency said in a statement. Charleston Hartfield (right) was also among the 58 victims Mother-of-three, Neysa Tonks (pictured), was the latest victim to be identified.