On August 14, 2019, Candelaria (Candy) surrounded by family, peacefully left this world to be with her heavenly Father. She lived life to the fullest during her 87 years. She was born on February 2, 1932, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to parents Nieves and Salome (Quiroz) Molina. At ten years old, Candy was sent to Wichita Falls, Texas to help her sister Ora and brother in law John, with their first child Susan and then a year later Jayne was born. They moved to Amarillo, Texas and after three years, grandma Salome had Candy return home. At eighteen years old, Candy worked at the hospital in Hardin, Montana and her parents spent their final years in Hardin as well. She met her husband, Donald Weigand, when she was 25 and they got married the next year on December 26, 1958. Don worked on the Minuteman Missile which took them to Missouri and South Dakota. This eventually led them to Washington where Don worked for Boeing for 20 years. They bought 10 acres near Ft. Lewis and Candy worked at the Fort Lewis Golf Course near by and eventually was the manager of the snack bar there. In 1979, they sold their property and moved back to Hardin. They bought the Corner Pocket in town, where Candy ran the bar until 2008. In 2009, Don passed away from cancer.Candy stayed in Hardin until 2016 when she moved to the Seattle area to be with her daughter Donna and family.
Candy was the light in many people’s lives. She had a genuine interest in all people and they naturally gravitated toward her. She loved her family and dedicated her life to them. Her passion for reading continued until her eyes started bothering her. When she found the time, she was an expert seamstress while her children were school age. She was a leader in the Girl Scout Troops and in the Cub Scouts. She enjoyed the holidays immensely and made them very special with her baking, cooking and decorating. She loved her grandchildren with all her heart and all her soul. In essence-if she could better someone’s life that would make her the happiest.
Candy was preceded in death by her beloved parents, (Nieves and Salome) her brothers Basil and William, and sisters Sara,Gavina, Onessima (Ora), and Dominga. Her husband, Donald, passed away ten years before Candy. Lastly, Emilee her daughter in law. She is survived by her sisters Inez (Joseph) and Antonia. Her daughter Donna (Phil) and son Jay. Candy leaves behind her six cherished grandchildren Weston, Todd, Austin, Lola, Marny and Brandon. There are many nieces, nephews, great nices and great nephews as well.
Memorial Service is Friday, October 4 at 1:00 PM at the Bullis Funeral Chapel. Reception to follow at the Bullis Family Center. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.