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Coworkers of Daisy Dahan held up pictures of the woman during her husband's hearing on murder charges on Jan. 15, 2014. (FOX5) Coworkers of Daisy Dahan held up pictures of the woman during her husband's hearing on murder charges on Jan. 15, 2014. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Friends and coworkers of a woman who, police say, died at the hands of her husband held events in honor of the woman Friday.

At 1:30 p.m. the Life Care Center at 6151 Vegas Drive held a gathering for 28-year-old Daisy Dahan. The event also served as a fundraiser for Dahan's funeral expenses, which include brining her remains to her home in the Philippines.

Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo branch under account No. 8686883912.

In addition, a community walking vigil began at 5:30 p.m. at Dahan's workplace.

According to authorities, the 28-year-old woman was found stabbed to death on Jan. 10. Police said the woman's husband, Richard Dahan, 40, admitted to the killing.

Dahan worked at the Life Care Center for about two years. Her co-workers said she considered them family because she had no relatives in Las Vegas.

Life Care nursing director Thelma Olea said the facility hasn't been the same since the certified nursing assistant died.

"Parents are crying. Co-workers, all of a sudden, they are crying, too," she said.

Olea said it is culturally important for Dahan's remains to be returned to the Philippines.

During Friday night's candlelight vigil, Dahan's co-workers wore purple clothes and purple ribbons in honor of domestic violence awareness. Olea said helping other women is now their top priority.

"This is one that is so tragic, yet we learn from it. We can go ahead and do much better in some areas that we missed," she said.

On Thursday, Richard Dahan was arraigned in Las Vegas Justice Court on a charge of murder. He is due back for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 4.

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