Everett community mourns loss of beloved mother, local business owner

A community in mourning came together Sunday to honor the life and legacy of an Everett business owner and mother who was killed in her home last Friday.

Friends, family and strangers gathered in Everett on Sunday for a vigil — lighting candles, leaving flowers and stuffed animals, and sharing comforting moments in remembrance of Irah Sok.

Sok lost her life last Friday when three men burst into her Everett home and shot her while her 6-year-old son and husband were inside.

Those responsible for her death have not been caught, but community members told KIRO 7 they hope this vigil will show that they’re not giving up.

“We just want to come together as a community to let the family know that they can rest assured we’re not going to let this go, and there needs to be justice served for Irah and the community wants answers,” said Sarah Mitchell, a friend of Sok. “And there’s been so much violence lately, every day you hear about somebody who’s been murdered or shot and we just can’t stand for this any longer.”

Irah was a successful business owner and had recently opened up her own photography studio.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for her family, which you can access by clicking here.

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