PHOENIX - The son of one of the passengers from this weekend's chopper crash is sharing his memories of his mom.
68-year-old Karen Stinn was killed when the helicopter she was in went down in the Verde River. She was one of four passengers in the aircraft.
Stinn sold real estate in the Valley for 20 years and was a loving mother and grandmother.
"She was an extraordinary person who truely was my personal hero and it's a tremendous loss," said son Josh Stinn.
Karen Stinn, along with longtime friends Mike and Linda Dunaway and Ray Perry were all in the chopper when it went down. Family tells us Perry, the owners and pilot of the chopper, was taking the group to Sedona for breakfast.
They were expected back Saturday afternoon and when they didn't return, family became worried.
"She would say, 'OK, spend the next two minutes being sad, than get on with your life,'" said Stinn.
As Josh waits for answers and closure from NTSB, he tells us he'll always have the memories.
"She was the best mom in the whole world, it's going to be a long life without her," said Stinn.
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