Our loving mother, Candace Ann Clemans, passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. Mom was a kind hearted and devoted mother and friend. She opened her heart and home to many and made sure that anyone who walked in the front door knew they were welcomed and they were safe. Mom showed her love through action. She may have had sharp opinions at times but, she was selfless and would go above and beyond for anyone. She was an adopted mother and grandmother to many of our friends growing up.
Mom was an X-Ray Technician at Banner Desert for 25 years. She was a respected mentor to coworkers and students. In her retirement years, Mom enjoyed gardening and working on small household projects (including remodeling her kitchen). She also enjoyed traveling to the beach, visiting family, and spending time with her fur babies at the dog park.
Candi was born on September 25, 1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to John and Carol Kernan. She is preceded in death by her father, John P. Kernan, and sister, Mary Sue Kernan. Candi is survived by her mother, Carol Kernan of Mesa, AZ; brother, Michael Kernan of Kanab, UT; her four children, Jennifer Phaneuf (Jim) of Chippewa Falls, WI, Karen Clemans of Anchorage, AK, Andy Clemans (Cassandra) of Bend, OR, and Sarah Clemans (Josh) of Mesa, AZ. She was very proud of and loved her ten grandchildren, five nephews, and numerous extended family members very much.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the family home on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Maricopa County Animal Control, where Mom and Sarah rescued Wilson, Gus, Olive, and Jack.