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Candace Louise West
July 3, 1947 - November 1, 2014
Criswell Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Services for Candace Louise West, 67, of Oklahoma City are 2:00 p.m Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bob Langston will officiate. Burial will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery.

Ms. West died Saturday, November 1, 2014 at an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born July 3, 1947 in Newark, New Jersey to William LeRoy and Betty Lou McCoin West. She graduated from Ada High School in 1965 and attended East Central University. She received a Bachelorís Degree in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma.

After college, she went to work as an Intern for the Highway Dept. in Ada. She later moved to Oklahoma City and went to work at Fidelity Bank. Candy then went into Real Estate and taught school on a part-time basis. She was active in federal and state politics and never missed voting. Candy was a singer at the Lyric Theater, where she starred in the play, Cabaret. She started the preservation of the 16th St. Plaza District which is thriving today. Candy had lights put in front of every house and paid or got help for those who couldnít afford it. She was a member of the Open Arms Church.

Survivors include her parents, Bill and Betty West of Ada; a brother, Bill West and wife Lisa of Lufkin, TX; a nephew, John William West of Lufkin, TX; and other loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William and Amelda West and her maternal grandparents, Richard and Marie McCoin.

Bearers will be John Williams, Terry Tracy, Danny Matthews and others.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to Crisswell Funeral Home, Ada.

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