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Candace Anne Bailey, born April 22 1979, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at home in Lowell, MI.

Candie was preceded in death by her grandmother and grandfather, Barb and Terry Meyers, her great-grandmother and great-grandfather, Clara and Marvin Meyers, and her grandmother Roberta Reinsma. She is survived by her loving and devoted mom and pa, Kimberly and Eric DeGarmo, her siblings Kristina, Amy, and Katlin Bailey, Emily and Nicholas DeGarmo, her aunt Theresa “DeeDee” and uncle Steve Longwell, her uncle Scott (Jo) Meyers, her dad Jeffrey (Dana) Bailey, and step-brothers Eric (Ashley) and Heath DeGarmo. She is also survived by many loving cousins, great-aunts and uncles, and friends.

Candie was a Special Olympics swimmer for many years, winning a bronze medal in 1990. She was very passionate about movies, especially singing along with musicals like Annie. Gremlins and E.T. were also among her favorites. She liked to cruise around with her sisters and mom, listening to music (Pink Floyd was a favorite) and visiting her Gran and her DeeDee. Candie loved animals, especially her Tucker Bean.

Candie taught us about unconditional love. She was fiery and funny, honest and genuine. She enriched the lives of all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Special Olympics, or a no-kill shelter such as McKenzie’s Animal Sanctuary or Carol’s Ferals.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 14th from 5:30-7:30 at Impact Church, 1070 Hudson St SE., Lowell, MI 49331.

“The sun’ll come out tomorrow…”

Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

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  1. Cathy (Ross) Gomez on April 6, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family. God Bless



  2. Ernie on April 6, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I loved my Candie with all my heart!! I had so much fun with her!! When she was younger we used to rock it out in her moms car!! She taught her Ernie a lot!! I will truly miss her!! Love, hugs, thoughts and prayers!!



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