NEWTOWN, Con. -- Charlotte Bacon loved the color pink.
Her family said they will remember how the 6-year-old with curly, red hair expressed her individuality through her favorite color, according to her obituary.
On Friday, the day she was killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Charlotte was wearing an outfit bought specifically for the holidays: a pink dress and boots, her uncle, John Hagen, of Nisswa, Minn., told Newsday.
Charlotte had been begging her mother, JoAnn, to let her wear the outfit to school. Her mother relented on Friday. By the age of 6, it seems, Charlotte had mastered the art of persuasion.
Family members said they would remember Charlotte's beautiful smile and energy for life.
Charlotte loved kicking and throwing punches during weekly taekwondo lessons with her father, Joel, and 9-year-old brother, Guy.
"She was going to go some places in this world," Hagen told the newspaper. "This little girl could light up the room for anyone."
Since the age of 2, Charlotte wanted to be to be a veterinarian, according to her obituary.
In her six years of life, she had never come across an animal she didn't like, her family said.
Joel Bacon is a scientist and JoAnn Bacon is a stay-at-home mother who served as her daughter's Girl Scout leader, the Wall Street Journal reported. They have lived in Sandy Hook for four or five years.
Charlotte's grandparents are retired missionaries who moved to Sandy Hook this year to
Charlotte's family said they will remember her as "an extraordinarily gifted 6-year-old who filled her family each day with joy and love."