Candace T. Nenow passed away in her home in Salt Lake City March 2nd, 2021.
Candace was born July 26th, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Donald LaVar Timmerman and Joyce Hoskins Timmerman. She lived and breathed Salt Lake City.
Candace graduated from Skyline High School in 1969 and from the University of Utah in 1972 with her degree in Political Science. She was a Utes fan to the end and beyond. Later, she became a secretary for the county before she rose to the director of Salt Lake County Criminal Justice Services and helping to found and grow both the misdemeanor and felony drug courts in Salt Lake County as Drug Court Program Manager. She was an accomplished woman in many ways and achieved many things, though she was too humble to admit it fully. She was awarded The Ennis J. Olgiati Award by the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies. She helped countless individuals in recovery.
She was married to Dennis Hunter after a long meaningful friendship. He was her travelling companion, her crush, her love. Dennis loved the hell out of her, loves the hell out of her. And thinks she might have loved him too, maybe. The answer is definitely. With Dennis came Holly, step-daughter and spark of enthusiasm and endurance who’s creativity she supported tirelessly.
She loved her family dearly and kept the holidays duly noted with greeting cards for every occasion. There was never a Valentines, Christmas, or Halloween that passed without a thoughtful card in a colorful envelope adorned in fun stickers for every occasion. Candace was the greatest aunt, an aunt to everyone. She made sure her nieces, great nieces and great nephews knew her love was pure and everlasting.
Candace loved to travel, cook, and read. In retirement she was able to visit numerous countries and loved experiencing the culture, food, and scenery. She would write postcards to herself from these travels, always telling herself with Love, Candace.
Candace was a survivor and enjoyed life to the fullest, always expressed by her beaming smile that would light up not just a room but the whole world and could chase anyone’s blues away. She experienced her first kidney failure at the age of two. She received a kidney transplant at the age of 30, donated by her younger sister, the late Nancy Timmerman, which turned out to be one of the longest lasting kidney transplants in history. Her second kidney transplant, over thirty years later, allowed her to stay with us for several more precious years.
Candace is survived by her husband; step-daughter, Holly Hunter (Al); brother, Tim Timmerman (Michelle); and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father; sister; great-grand mother Leora Hoskins; and mother.
She loved Madeline and Paris.
She was a classy lady.
A graveside service for family will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive, Millcreek, Utah.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Kidney Foundation: www.Kidney.org
National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street, New York City NY 10016