Candace Crook, age 42, passed away Saturday June 1st 2019. She is the wife of Dan Crook and the mother of their seven children. She is the daughter-in-law of Vernon Garrett Crook and Granddaughter of Howard Peterson Crook. She resided in Mohave County, AZ for the past 13 years. Candace died at home, peacefully. Her second bout with brain cancer took its toll. She decided to upgrade from mortality and retire her earth suit, and be promoted to a more celestial atmosphere. She was born Oct. 23, 1976 and raised most of her life in Southern California. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors degree in English, the summer before her 20 birthday. She enjoyed literature, music, art, and especially family. Candace is a wife, mother, and teacher (I used the present tense on purpose. Her spirit is still alive and her influence continues to be felt). She was heavily involved in her children's lives, through education and teaching life skills. Candace was an administrator in TriState Scholars, a home school group, where she lived. She was an active participant through her church's Relief Society program, when health allowed. She enjoyed life and attempted to live each day the best that she could, trying make herself and those around her a little better. She instilled a love of learning within her children and husband. She never liked talking in large groups or being the center of attention. However, when speaking one-on-one, or in small groups, everyone around her felt and knew of her amazing gift of discernment. She had a wonderful talent of being able to “read between the lines”, whether it was books, news articles, or speeches. She understood many things and would humbly share her opinion with others.
A celebration of life will be held in her honor at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint chapel; 1690 River Gardens, Bullhead City, AZ: June 22 10:30-12:00. She will be buried at the Etna cemetery in Star Valley, WY; July 6th at 12:00.