Mary M. Candelaria

Mary M. Candelaria, went home to heaven on January 4 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Born to Daniel Candelaria, Sr. and Melinda (Martinez) Candelaria on May 2, 1948.

Mary worked at the University of Wyoming, in the VA Financial Aid Department for most of her career. She assisted a multitude of students and veterans in obtaining their financial aid and Pell Grants necessary to complete their education. Mary was a kind lady, loved by all who met her.

She was always ready to help anyone who needed a hand. She was a lifelong member of St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church and devoted Catholic in her faith.

She was preceded in death by her fur babies Rusty and Charlie, parents, brothers Leroy, David, and sisters Dora Loftin and Kimberly. She is survived by brothers – Daniel (Merry) of Casper, Larry of Laramie, Rick of Douglas, Bernard (Shari) of Mexico and sisters – Sylvia, Carmen (Steve), Susan, Rosalie of Evanston, Laurie of California, numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, January 11th at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home. Vigil and Rosary Service on Tuesday, January 11th at 5:30 p.m. at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church. Funeral Liturgy on Wednesday, January 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Greenhill Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Candelaria family at 962 N. 11th St., Laramie, WY 82072.

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Condolences (10)

  • Michael Comly Md

    I just learned of her passing. What a nice person and someone I always enjoyed visiting with. I have missed seeing her since I retired. I am sure she must be in heaven.

  • Martha Lopez

    Mary. Friend and long ago co-worker, sorry to have lost touch with you throughout the years. You were fun to work with and I remember the laughs we had alongside Rosie and others. Rest In Peace my friend. Martha Lopez

  • Anonymous

    Mary it was an honor having worked with you for a short time at the Snowy Range Community Action Center. We had some laughs together along with Rosie Sandoval. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family during this time of great sadness and loss. Rest In Peace Mary. Martha Lopez

  • Deb Trujillo Grassman

    Sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family and friends.

  • Lucy Wagner

    I worked with Mary briefly at the university. She was the kindest and most sweetest person. It was an honor to have known her. My sincerest condolences to her family.

  • Emiliano Morales Jr

    Condolences to the Candelaria family with all our love, Emiliano Morales Jr. And family

  • Alicia Heiserman

    Mary, I’m shell shocked with disbelief that you are no longer with us, but at the same time I know that you are in the heavens watching over us and in a wonderful, peaceful place with our lord… You will be missed…… I’m so glad I was able to see you in August… Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you…you taught me so much…. You’re friend Alicia H. In Texas

  • Debbie Maes

    Some days I would watch you and see how much pain you were in and how you were so brave to face it every day. We had some fun days filled with good laughs. I will miss you so much! I am so glad that you are at peace, you are a very special lady! Debbie Maes

  • Anonymous

    We will miss you as you make your way to heaven where you will feel no more pain an once again rejoin with family goodbye with love Daniel , Merry , BreNae

  • Tammy Comer

    Rest In Peace Mary You fought a long battle against Parkinson’s and your friends at the Eppson Center for Seniors and Rock Steady Boxing were glad to be in your corner. You will be missed and Sylvia and your family will be in our thoughts. Tammy Comer and the Eppson Center staff


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