Casandra “Candy” Leigh Knight, nee Larsen, died Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:55 pm, from complications following transplant surgery.
Candy was born August 13, 1953 in Benton Harbor, MI. She graduated from Coloma High School during which time she had the honor of becoming Miss Coloma. She went on to attended Albion College, in Albion, MI, where she majored in Fine Art. In 1972, she moved to Scottsdale, AZ with her Family and continued her education at ASU. She married Dale A. Knight on April 27,1974. Candy and Dale moved to the Denver area where they lived for 34 years and raised their 2 children. In 2015, Candy and her family moved back to Phoenix.
Those who remember Candy cannot look at something that is the color purple without thinking of her. Nor hear a silly laugh without thinking of Candy’s contagious laugh (and snort!) or her crazy sense of humor. She was an amazing cook and she loved being a part of their Gourmet Club with Dale. The consummate “hostess with the mostess”, everyone around her felt her warmth, big personality, but mostly her love. A love that also extended to all things furry, especially kitties!
Candy is survived by her husband, Dale A. Knight; daughter, Amanda M. Knight, grandson, Jecobie R. Williams; brother, Robert M. Larsen; sister, Gina L. Larsen; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Clayton C. Larsen and Madeline M. Firehammer; brothers, Charles C. Larsen and Douglas W. Larsen; son, Robert C. Knight; grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 27, at the Menke Funeral & Cremation Center, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. 85351
Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to Hospice of the Valley or the organization of your choice.Print Obituary & Condolences