Lorna Perez loved family, gardening and her Filipino heritage

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | 5:28 p.m. CST; updated 6:29 p.m. CST, Wednesday, January 2, 2013

COLUMBIA — Lorna Perez kept an elaborate garden in front of her house. When neighbors asked her what types of flowers she was growing, she would give them seeds. Her flowers spread across the neighborhood.