Wheat Ridge woman honors Sandy Hook victims through art

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WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- People across America are remembering the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Four years ago Wednesday, 20 young students and six adults were shot to death inside the Newtown, Conn., school.

A 75-year-old grandmother is among those paying tribute to the children. Claudia Worth is a local artist who felt compelled to do something to remember the kids who died.

"I was thinking about them last night and I'll probably never get over the babies," she said.

Worth began researching the kids who were killed and began to paint their images onto Christmas ornaments.

"I just did what God told me to," she said. "I pictured their little personalities and kind of fell in love with each one."

Worth spent days crafting each ornament, fighting back tears as she tried to bring their memories to life.

"I love them all. They're like your kids. You don't have a favorite," she said.

Her art now sits on an altar in her Wheat Ridge church where the kids are prayed for and remembered every year.

It's a small tribute from a mom and grandmother who refuses to let the kids smiles be forgotten.

"We have to keep telling their story over and over each year. We need to tell everyone how precious these babies are," she said.

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