Kimberly K. Candelaria

Kimberly K. Candelaria, 49, of Laramie passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Hospice House of Laramie after lengthy illnesses.


She was born June 27, 1967 in Laramie, the youngest of fourteen children to Daniel and Melinda (Martinez) Candelaria. She attended Laramie schools and then attended the University of Wyoming, graduating with a degree in Nursing. She then began her career in nursing at Ivinson Memorial Hospital before her illness forced her to give up her life’s passion.


She always had a kind and compassionate heart that would do anything for the people she loved, whether you needed help or a place to stay, she always had an open door for family or friends alike. She loved spending time with her family, friends and furry babies. She will be greatly missed by her family.


She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Leroy and David and sister, Dora Loftin.


She is survived by her sisters; Mary, Sylvia, Susan and Carmen (Steve) of Laramie, Rosalie of Evanston and Laurie Candelaria-Cruz of Salinas, California, brothers; Larry of Laramie, Daniel Jr. (Merry) of Casper, Rick of Douglas and Bernard (Shari) of Phoenix, Arizona and brother-in-law, Raymond Loftin. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.


A vigil service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 3 at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church with a funeral liturgy at 1:30 p.m. with The Reverend Father Dave Erickson, celebrant. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.

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Condolences (11)

  • Anonymous

    Our thoughts in our prayers are with you in the whole Candelaria family the Romero family Ed Romero Lisa Moran

  • Fr. Ray Moss

    I have known Kim for many years, and she has brought joy to so many people. Now I am sure that she is bringing great joy to many more in heaven and she is reunited with the God that she loved so much. Pray for us always Kim, and we pray for you this day. Fr. Ray Moss

  • Kathy Marquis

    My heartfelt sympathy To Kim's whole family especially Mary and Sylvia whom Kim spoke so lovingly about in the years I've known her. The obit expresses well the person Kim was. I would like to add a note re her love of nursing. I was one of Kim's preceptors when she was a student and stayed in touch until my move from Laramie. She did truly love nursing and her constant goal was to be the best and most caring nurse possible. And that was a reflection of her desire re her life in general. That genuine appreciation of being present for others was also a part of the strength she demonstrated during the yrs living with her illness. And it will be the memory that I believe will always be carried by everyone who cared for her in addition to her love for each of you. Kathy

  • Alicia and Rick Heiserman

    May you rest in peace in Gods house now... Prayers for the Candelaria Family. God Bless you!!!

  • John Nutter

    Mary, Susie, Carmen, Sylvia, and family, I was sad to learn of Kim's passing. Suzanne and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to each of you. Kim always had a smile when I saw her and her spirit was inspiring. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kathleen Johnson

    Sorry to see this. Good person taken way toi young.

  • Anonymous

    May she rest in the arms of God. God bless you all in your time of need. Marce Allen and family, Amherst, OH

  • Kathy Klein

    Rest In Peace my friend, your kindness, great caring personality will be missed.

  • Chris and Greg Worster

    Candelaria Family, I know that Miss Kim will be greatly missed by all, cherish your memories and know that she is at peace, God Bless all of your family.

  • Stephanie Coca-Carter

    God embrace Kim with your loving arms. Give her family comfort. My deepest symphathy, Stephanie Carter & Family

  • Anonymous

    Peace be with you, Kim. Wanda Hulit


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