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Vining Funeral Home
Thursday October 7th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Pima Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Friday October 8th, 2021
9:00am - 9:45am

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Funeral Service

Pima Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Friday October 8th, 2021
10:00am

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Concluding Services

Pima Cemetery
Friday October 8th, 2021
11:00am

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Candie Smith

The world lost a beloved mother, sister, grandmother and friend on September 28, 2021, at her home in Pima, Arizona, at the age of 71.

Maria Candelaria Smith, though most knew her as “Candie” or “Momma Candie,” was born in Obregon, Sonora on February 2, 1950. To seek a better life, Candelaria later immigrated from Mexico and settled in the small town of Pima with nothing but a dream. Through sheer determination and hard work, she became a revered member of the community.

The life she lived was one of love and acceptance, one that touched every heart that came in her path. She had a contagious smile that you couldn’t help but give her one in return. She offered a sense of security that you could bring her any problem in this world and she would leave you feeling hopeful and assured.

Candie is survived by: many children; Jesus, Mirella, Patricia, Arturo, Rosa, Susie, Armando, Ammon, Julie, Ricardo, Daniel, Alexander, and Candie. Apart from her children, she is also survived by countless grandkids and great-grandkids who adored her.

Though Candie has passed, she lives on through each person who were blessed to be a part of her life, even for a moment.

Funeral services for Candie will be conducted Friday, October 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at the Pima Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bishop Jesus Mendoza of the Safford Kimball Ward. Concluding services with interment will follow in the Pima Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Thursday evening, October 7, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home and on Friday morning, October 8, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m., at the Pima Stake Center.


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Guestbook

We have great memories of your mother and your family having met you when you first arrived here in Pima. May God bless you with His Spirit to guide you as your mother did. Our love and condolences to all of you.

Keith and Kathleen M. Crockett Oct 12 2021 4:24 PM

I am sorry for your loss Candie was such a sweet lady that l had the pleasure to meet when she first moved here.

Estela Valles Molinar Oct 12 2021 4:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Candie Smith

Estela Molinar Oct 12 2021 4:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Candie Smith

Koko Switzer Oct 9 2021 3:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Candie Smith

Kathy Young Oct 7 2021 9:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Candie Smith

Audrey Young Sandoval Oct 7 2021 6:49 PM

Tiaaa DEP mi hermosa siempre te llebare en mi corazon por que me resiviste con amor y fuiste muy bien correspondida.les mando mis condolencias a mis primos y un fuerte abrazo.

Karla Sugey Cabrera Sañudo Oct 7 2021 1:58 PM

We're so very sorry for your loss. Prima love you so much❤

Lupita vega Oct 7 2021 12:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Candie Smith

fatima Oct 6 2021 8:19 PM

We're so very sorry for your loss. Mama Candy was very loved by everyone. Praying that you find peace ❤️

Connie Watts Oct 6 2021 7:15 PM

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