Services for father, son storm chasers in Colo.

FILE - In this May 26, 2006, file photo Tornado chaser Tim Samaras shows the probes he uses when trying to collect data in Ames, Iowa. Jim Samaras said Sunday, June 2, 2013, that his brother Tim Samaras was killed along with Tim’s son, Paul Samaras, and another chaser, Carl Young, on Friday, May 31, 2013 in Oklahoma City.

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) – The widow of a storm chaser killed in Oklahoma says her husband lived a fairytale life to be able to chase the weather and that she felt like Cinderella for the 31 years she was married to him.

Funeral services for Tim Samaras and his son, Paul, were held Thursday in the Denver suburb of Littleton. They were killed May 31 when a powerful tornado near El Reno, Okla., turned on them as they were conducting research. Their colleague Carl Young was also killed.

Tim Samaras lived in Bennett and was one of the stars of the Discovery Channel’s “Storm Chasers.” Paul worked with his father as a videographer.

KMGH-TV in Denver reports Cathy Samaras called her husband her best friend, while their daughters called their brother selfless.

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