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HOUSTON, TX. — Myrta Fariza, a Clear Lake woman who died from injuries in last month’s horrific train derailment in Spain, was laid to rest and remembered with a funeral mass on Weds., August 14, at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Nassau Bay.

Myrta Fariza, shown with her husband, Robert, has died from injuries resulting from a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain last month. Funeral was held on August 14, 2013.

Fariza and her husband, Robert, were traveling through Spain after their daughter got married in Rome when the high-speed train flew off the tracks and crashed. At least 79 people were killed, making it that nation’s deadliest train crash in nearly a century.

Son-in-law Brian Buerkett told reporters, “The world will just not be the same without her. One of the best women I’ve ever met, a great mother, a beautiful person inside and out.”

Following the train crash, family and friends created a Facebook page titled “Hope for Myrta” where they collected donations and shared information.


Posted by Gordon, Elias & Seely, a FELA lawyer and railroad injury lawyer blog that publishes train accidents and FELA legal news from across the United States.

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