Candace Anthony Lilly
- April 25, 1947 - February 7, 2012
- Half Moon Bay, California
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“I had the honor of working for Candace at Visa for 3 years. She wasn't just the best manager on the Planet, she was also my friend, my advocate, my...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Grayson Murray Nelson - Austin, TX
“RIP Candace. Over 20 years away from Visa does not erase the fond memories I have of you. Be with God, my friend!
2 of 26 | Posted by: Kitty Godlewski - St Petersburg, FL
“This past two weeks has been sad for me but also happy that Candace does not have to suffer anymore. I will always miss her. We had emailed each...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Geraldine Newell - OR
“Where do I start, Candace was a rare person who once entered your life left a permanent lasting impression. One that you never forgot. As a...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Sheldon Johnson - CA
“I haven't seen Candace in years. I'm very sad to hear of her loss. She was definitely a very fun joyful person. All the best to Ed and the family....Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Beverley Madden - San Mateo, CA
“I knew Candace for several years in the 1990's when our work paths crossed frequently at Visa. When I bought my first home in 1995, Candace took me...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Kevin McGowan - Herndon, VA
“Candace was truly the most generous and giving person I have every known. Both she and Ed were so supportive of me and my family with our first born...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Janice VandenBrink - Burlingame, CA
“Candace was an inspiration to us all. My Godfather Joseph and Mother Josephine were immediately drawn to her on a Pilgrimage to both Lourdes and...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Frank Roller - San Mateo, CA
“Candace, you were always a bright spot at Visa and appreciate all you did for me. My heart goes out to your family. Amy Bridge
9 of 26 | Posted by: Amy Bridge - Coloma, CA - Friend
“Though I haven't seen Candace in a few years, I think about her love for the coast every time we are in Half Moon Bay or I see Calla Lylies. Always...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Alissa Cain - Friend
“Rest In Peace, You will be missed by Many.
11 of 26 | Posted by: Jim Braker - Beaver Dam, WI
“What wonderful travel memories I have of our trips together. We had such fun and laughed getting lost and trying to figure out the weird money. I...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Becky Hogan - Palm Springs, CA
My heart goes out to you and your beloved wife , whom I felt was the closest, dearest friend anyone could ask for. She was a gift from God...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Susan/Taylor George - CA - friend
“Candace was a rare gem; wonderfully warm and thoughtful. She will be missed by all.
14 of 26 | Posted by: Preet Chhokar - Daly City, CA
“Candace was always a bright light wherever she was. I worked with Candace at Visa. Her presence enriched my experience there. However, her presence...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Brooke Frances - Danville, CA
“We are deeply sorry to hear of Candace's passing after the long brave fight. We met Candace and friends of Ed's and were most thrilled to be at the...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Helen and Fritz Skeen - FL
“I remember the time we were taken by David Augustine our Park Ranger friend on the coast to Ano Nuevo to see the Elephant Seals. We felt it was a...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Beverley Anderson - Redwood City, CA
“I am very sorry to hear of Candice's passing. I worked with her at Visa, she was always helpful to others and had a very kind and loving heart. My...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Kathie Martin - Moss Beach, CA
“Sending heartfelt condolences, sadly I will not be able to attend the service as I am out of the area until April. Candace was so helpful to me...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Una Somerville - Danville, CA
“I will miss you Candace especially seeing you around the church. There was always an extra sense of goodness when you were around. I pray that we may...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Derek Kulda - Half Moon Bay, CA
“Candace, you had the biggest heart of any person I knew at Visa. You cared about people and always found good things in everyone. You were an...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Brian Ruder - Portland, OR
“Dearest Candace - You are the most beautiful lady I have ever known. You were always so thoughtful and caring to everyone. You will leave a void in...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Carole Tanklage - Redwood City, CA
“Candace was a such a special person who cared about her co-workers and was a joy to work with. I can remember working onsite at one of the east coast...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: ROY SHOWERS - SPRINGFIELD, VA
“I am sad but I know Jesus has his arms around you and so happy that you are safely home. We had some good times in this life and we will meet again...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Betty Ethridge - Covington, LA
“You will live in our hearts and minds forever. She took my Godfather Joseph and Mom Josephine by storm on a Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes. I met...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Frank Roller Jr - San Mateo, CA
“Candace was an inspiration to everyone, strong, humble, faithful, loving, joyful,grateful. Loved her family and friends. Treated you so special even...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Colleen True - El Granada, CA
Candace's "LOVE"ly Life
This is not an obituary because Candace never liked the formalities of obituaries. We are going to tell you some things about her though. About who she was, but most importantly what she meant to those lucky enough to know her.
She was an inspiration in every aspect of her life. As a daughter to Cal and Millie Anthony, as a wife to Edward who was blessed to marry her, a step-mother to Frank, Edward, Patrick, and Gabrielle; a mother-in-law to Lita, Jennifer, and Michelle; a beloved grandmother to ten grandchildren: Miguel, Sofia, Cecilia, Collin, Chloe, Sarah, Quinn, Grace, Katie, and Zachary; and a beloved friend to whoever needed one. The time Candace spent with her grandchildren was very special to her and mutually enriched all their lives. She relished her thirty plus years living on the Coastside hiking, riding her bike, swimming, and appreciating the natural beauty around her. She was an active member of her community supporting Senior Coastsiders, Coastal Repertory Theater and the Johnson House Christmas bazaar. She was an avid reader, supporter of the arts and travelled worldwide. Most important to Candace was her Faith, exemplified by her devout support of numerous activities, programs and services at Our Lady of the Pillar Church in Half Moon Bay. She spent extensive time delivering the Eucharist to the homebound and faithfully helping with the Parish Council, decorating the Church and serving as lector/Eucharistic Minister for many years. Attendance at Mass daily was the cornerstone of her life.
Candace was strong and beautiful and lived a life of grace and gratitude for all she had and all she could do for others. She led by example and encouraged all those who knew her to be their best, to do their best, and to help others. She taught us to look after our bodies and souls. She inspired us to appreciate each other, forgive faults, and spend our time loving and nurturing one another.
For that, she will live on in all who knew her. A soul as beautiful as hers will never be forgotten. We find comfort now in knowing she'll keep a watchful eye over all of us and will always be with us in spirit to guide and protect us.
She's resting in peace now knowing our only wishes and prayers were for her to spend more time on earth.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Candace's name to either Our Lady of the Pillar Capital Fund, HMB Senior Coastsiders or Costal Repertory Theater.