Candace Ann Cowles was born on December 31, 1953 to John W. and Patricia A. Crawford in Salina, Kansas. She graduated from Salina High School in 1971. Candace married Patrick in Wichita, Kansas in 1974. He preceded her in death.
Beginning in 1977, Candace worked for Southwest Grease and Oil Company of Wichita where she labeled and painted containers both by hand and by machine. She was awarded two letters of achievement during her time there. From 1979 to 1982, Candace worked at Precision Winding of Wichita, Kansas, where she did electronic assembling and soldering and ran coil winding machines.
In 1983, Candace began working for IFR - Instrument Flight Research - of Wichita where she continued soldering and assembling electronic devices. She earned a "Quality Award Certificate" at IFR. During this period of her life, Candace began studying at Wichita State University with a focus on Behavioral Sciences. In 1985 she worked as a custodian for Sedgwick County, Kansas. Then in 2000, Candace moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where she worked for Ultradent Laboratories for the next 15 years.
Candace’s battle with cancer eventually lead to her loss of employment and housing. She moved into The INN Between in November 2015, where she received hospice care and frequent visits from her family members. Candace lost her battle with cancer on January 22, 2016. She is survived by her mother Patricia Eppley; stepfather Bill Eppley; sister Roxanne (Eppley) Reeder; brother Trey Eppley; nieces Alisha (Eppley) Macias, Chelsee and Callie Reeder, nephew Zachary Eppley; and great-nephew Frankie Eppley.
Candace was buried at the Elysian Burial Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah. A Memorial Service will be held at The INN Between on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11:00 am, followed by a light luncheon. The public is welcome to attend.
The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the Intermountain Healthcare Hospice Team, The INN Between’s wonderful staff and volunteers, and the other residents at The INN Between who worked together to provide loving support and care. The family requests that those wishing to honor Candace please make a charitable donation to The INN Between in lieu of flowers. Donations may be made on www.theinnbetweenslc.org/donate.
Death leaves a heartache difficult to heal;
Love leaves sweet memories no one can steal.
- Author unknown