KYUNG LAH, CNN
Hundreds in Buena Vista filled the high school football stadium to remember the coaches who guided them and the young friends lost.
Five members of the same family were all crushed under boulders the size of cars.
The only survivor, 13-year-old Gracie Faith Johnson had a leg broken but was pulled out alive by a first responder.
"He didn't see Gracie at first, but he heard somebody screaming and he was able to start digging," Undersheriff John Spezze said.
Gracie's miraculous survival celebrated at this high school as they mourned the lost.
Dwayne Johnson, an electrician, coached football part time; his wife, Dawna, waited tables at two restaurants to support her family and helped coach the track team; Gracie's sister-- Kiowa-- was a senior here.
And the Johnson's two nephews, Paris and Bay-Jin, were visiting from Missouri.
The family decided to go hiking Monday morning on this popular trail, recommended in guidebooks for children.
The sheriff's department says recent heavy rain and freezing temperatures loosened the massive boulders and triggered the slide.
The reason Gracie is alive, her father saw the boulders coming.
"Gracie told the rescuing deputy that her father shielded her from the boulders and pushed her out of the way," the reporter said.
"Yeah, doesn't surprise me one bit. Dwayne, he would have done that for you, and not knowing you. If you'd had just been close enough to him, and he saw that coming, he would have done the same for you," Principal of Buena Vista, Brian Yates, said.