Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, 59, of Roseburg, loved the outdoors, her 18-year-old daughter and her two Great Pyrenees dogs, said Robert Stryk, owner of Pyrenees Vineyards in Myrtle Creek, where Dietz worked as a caretaker for many years.
Dietz was taking classes at the same college as her daughter, who was unhurt in the shooting, Stryk said. "That's really the tragedy here, is that this is a woman who was just trying to better herself," he said. Dietz's ex-husband, Eric Dietz, is the vineyard manager, and both were still close friends, Stryk said.
Eric Dietz posted a picture of Kim on Facebook and confirmation of her death "with deep grief in my heart."
Stryk said Kim Dietz was originally from England. "She was a very energetic, very kind, kind soul," he said. "Kim was an exceptional woman."