Clay Sannar's widow Julie appeared poised as she arrived with the couple's six sons. Church leaders say she and her children are doing exceptionally well considering the circumstances.
Last Sunday, a Modesto man shot and killed Sannar, before being killed himself in a gun battle with Visalia Police.
Relatives of Sannar say they all plan to work together to help Julie raise her boys. The church the Sannar's have been overwhelmed by love from the community.
Family Liaison, Dee Baughman said, "We will all try to support her in many many ways ... and watched over."
Sannar will be buried early next week in his hometown of Gridley in northern California.