My mom was awesome. I have no words. I can't describe her.
— Tiffany "Koga" Remata, daughter, 17
Remata, 49, one of the first people pulled from the wreckage, took the train daily from her home in Simi Valley to her job at the MTA in downtown Los Angeles. She loved the ride, the calm of avoiding the traffic, just as she loved her job and taking care of her husband, Larry, and two children, Tiffany, 17, and Larry II, 18.
Keep in mind
- The Times initially mispelled the name of Michael Hammersley and Beverly Mosley.
- The coroner's office reported a 26th victim the afternoon of Sept. 15, but a few hours later said the tally was 25.