Candace Louise Howard
Candace Louise (Smith) Howard, 62, of Albany Township died Sunday, June 30, 2013 after a short battle with cancer at the Market Square Center. She was the wife of the late Peter Howard, Sr., who died June 20, 1997.
She was born on March 26, 1951 in Norway, a daughter of the late Gardner and Helen (Trimback) Smith. She attended local area schools spending three years at Gould Academy before graduating from Telstar Regional High School.
Candace loved to watch NASCAR, rooting on her favorite driver Jimmie Johnson. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching TV, “Spirit” her dog, hunting and fishing as well as being on the computer and cooking. However, her favorite times where the ones she shared with family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter Lorie White and her husband Rodney and her son Peter Howard and his fiancé Jessi Smith. She also leaves three granddaughters, Kristilee and Karen White, Shawna Howard-Berube and two step granddaughters Harlowe and Ashlin all from Albany Township as well as her close cousin Penny Allen and good friends Mabel and Frank Buiniskas.
At Candace’s request, there will be no services; she wanted a big get together. So relatives and friends are invited to attend that get together on July 27, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the home of her daughter Lorie White at 38 Andrews Road, Albany Twp.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Avenue, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Candace’s guest book and express your condolences to the family.
In lieu of flowers please bring a favorite childhood book to the gathering or donate a book to an organization, as Candace always wanted to encourage children to read. She believed in reading as a very important start in the life of learning.