Those close to slain Spanish Fork family hold services, honor victims

SPANISH FORK, Utah – Family and friends said farewell to Kelly Boren and her two children, Jaden and Haley, Wednesday, and students at a nearby school took steps to honor the memory of the slain family.

Spanish Fork police said the Borens were victims in an apparent murder-suicide that also claimed the lives’ of Boren’s mother, Marie King, and her husband, Joshua Boren—who police believe shot the other four before turning the gun on himself.

Funeral services were held in Layton Wednesday, and a family member spoke with FOX 13 News.

“Not only did we lose my niece, we lost a good man that I thought of as a nephew, and you know, his family is here with us today,” said Matt Miller, who is Kelly Boren’s uncle.

Family members said the Borens were legally married but were taking some time apart—though the family had recently taken a trip together. The motive behind the shooting remains a mystery.

Students at Spanish Fork High School showed their support for the Boren’s Wednesday by dressing up in their Sunday best for school. The students coordinated the show of support through tweets and text messages. The school is located across the street from the scene of the shooting, and several of the students at the school had direct ties to the family.

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