1967 - 2017
Primary school teacher Wendy Fawell, from Otley, West Yorkshire, had been missing when the Manchester attack happened and her family had mounted a frantic campaign to find her.
St Oswald's C of E Primary School, in Guiseley, said on Twitter on Thursday morning: "It is with deepest sadness that I confirm that our former colleague Wendy Fawell was killed in the Manchester bombing. RIP, Wendy."
Ms Fawell, aged 50, was reported to have been about to leave the concert at Manchester Arena with her 15-year-old daughter Charlotte, along with a friend and her sons, when they were caught in the attack.
Gathered at a maypole in Otley, West Yorkshire, residents honored victims of the Manchester attack, including local resident Wendy Fawell.
"It is tragic to hear confirmation that Wendy Fawell was killed in the Manchester attack," local politician Greg Mulholland said in a statement. "The whole town of Otley and neighboring communities are devastated at this news and are in mourning for Wendy."
"When locals came together in a vigil in Otley on Tuesday night, [they] joined together in reflection and prayer in the hope that Wendy would be found safe, sadly that has not happened and the news that people feared has now come through," he added.
St Oswald's Church of England Primary School in Guiseley, where Fawell had worked, said on Twitter: "It is with deepest sadness that I confirm that our former colleague Wendy Fawell was killed in the Manchester bombing."
Adam Fawell, believed to be Wendy's son, confirmed her death in a post on a public Facebook group for those still missing after the Manchester blast.
"Didn't survive the blast. R.I.P Mum xxx," Fawell wrote.
Family and friends posted their condolences on social media, sharing photos of Fawell.
"I am heartbroken beyond belief. I have lost my best friend and [confidante] Wendy Fawell. A beautiful, lady who I will have treasured memories of. Nite god bless sweetheart," Debbie Mcdowell said on Facebook.