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Three victims of Yountville tragedy remembered, one was pregnant

YOUNTVILLE— The three women who were killed Friday by an Army veteran were said to have dedicated their lives to helping veterans.
Jennifer Gonzales, 29
This undated photo provided by PsychArmor Institute shows clinical psychologist Jennifer Gonzales, a victim of the veterans home shooting on Friday, March 9, 2018, in Yountville, Calif.  (PsychArmor Institute via AP) 
Gonzales was a Clinical Psychologist with the Student Veteran Health Program at San Francisco VA Medical Center, according to her profile on PsychArmor Institute, where she was a trainer.
Family friends said she had gotten married a year ago and was seven months pregnant. She had plans to fly to Washington, D.C., this weekend to celebrate her wedding anniversary.
Marjorie Morrison, the founder of PsychArmor, said Gonzales “went the extra mile,” and “There are absolutely no words to make sense of this senseless, horrific tragedy.”
After receiving her doctoral degree from Palo Alto University in 2003, Gonzales worked for a private counseling service provider offering individual and family counseling to deputies with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department, according to Sgt. Richard Glennon.
“She was not an employee of the Sheriff’s office but worked with many of our staff members,” Glennon said in a statement. “The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office sends our deepest condolences and prayers to the families and friends of all the victims of this terrible tragedy in Yountville. For any of our deputies and their family members who had the pleasure of working with Dr. Jennifer Gonzales it is especially personal and heartbreaking.”
Those who knew her took to social media to share their thoughts on their friend.
“Jenn was a sunny, beautiful, unfailingly kind little girl who grew up to be a sunny, beautiful unfailingly kind woman. She was completely hilarious, but never at anyone else’s expense. She loved her family ferociously,” said her friend of 26 years, Susan Hennessey on Twitter.
She said that she cared about people, a helper, who “loved her family ferociously.”
Jennifer Gray Golick, 42
Golick joined Pathways in September as a clinical director, according to her Facebook page.
She had left her clinical director job at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services in Petaluma a year ago to be closer to home, and her husband and daughter in Napa, said Scott Sowle, who hired her at Muir Woods.
“She was the best I ever worked with; very caring and compassionate, and probably forever changed the lives of countless boys and their families. Many lives were saved because of her,”  Sowle said.
Golick married her high school sweetheart, and called her daughter “the love of her life.” Sowle said he kept in contact with her and had recently had dinner with her a month ago. When he found out about the shooting in Yountville on Friday, he said he felt “paralyzing sadness.”
Golick graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1998 and received a masters degree in counseling psychology at Sonoma State in 2000. She loved the San Francisco Giants. Photos on her Facebook page show a beaming Golick running marathons, wading through mud in the infamously difficult “Tough Mudder” obstacle races and at a Giants game.
Christine Loeber, 48 
This Sept. 2012 photo provided by Tom Turner shows Christine Loeber, a victim of the veterans home shooting on Friday, March 9, 2018, in Yountville, Calif, Loeber was executive director of the Pathway Home, a treatment program for veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Tom Turner via AP) 
Loeber was a social worker and executive director at Pathway since September 2016, according to LinkedIn. She’s seen in a photo she posted on her Facebook page, smiling with a group holding a large-sized check from the Rotary Club of Napa to Pathway Home. Some commented on the photo, sending condolences.
According to an interview with the Associated Press, Loeber was planning a girls trip this weekend with her friend Maura Turner. Turner went to Loeber’s home on Friday. She later learned about the hostage situation at Pathway.
“She’s been a part of just about every significant event we’ve had as a couple,” said Tom Turner, Maura Turner’s husband. “Our wedding, our boys’ christenings. She’d always spend Labor Day weekend at our lake house in Maine. She was always so fun. On a rainy day, she’d be first to open up the Monopoly board and play with the kids.”
Tom Turner said had she still been alive, she would be helping others understand this tragedy.
“She’d have a better perspective than I would,” he told the Associated Press. “And she wouldn’t be as angry I am.”
Loeber graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in communications. But friends said she decided social work was her calling and got her master’s degree from Boston College in social work in 2008. She took a job with the Veterans Administration in Boston and later the VA in Santa Rosa.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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