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Candice "Candy" Leigh Golden, 66, formerly of Petoskey, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at Munson Medical Center. Candy was born in Traverse City on June 28, 1951, to her parents the late Willard Max and Barbara Jean (Blanchard) Golden.
Candy graduated from St. Francis High School in 1969 and attended Ferris State University. Candy was a part of the family shoe business, Golden Shoes, for more than 35 years, with many of those years spent at the Petoskey location. She enjoyed skiing and once took a three-week trip to Austria in the 1970s to ski with the Austrian instructors who taught ski school at the Grand Traverse Ski Club for many years. Candy always enjoyed her summer get-togethers with the "Torch Lake Girls."
Candy is survived by her brothers, Craig (Jenny) Golden, Michael "Jocko" (Karen) Golden, Mark Golden, William (Amy) Golden; sisters, Elizabeth (Pat Greenwood) Golden, Barbara (Dave) Rickard; nieces and nephews, Mallory Golden, Melissa (Rich) Martin, McKenzie and Max Golden, Lauren Golden, Kalie, Cameron and Keaghan Rickard; great-nephews, Matthew and Christopher Martin.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara (Blanchard) Golden on May 20, 2007; and her father, Willard Golden on June 18, 2012.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, with visitation held one hour prior. The Reverend Ken Stachnik will officiate. A luncheon will be held immediately following the service.
Memorial contributions in Candy's name may be directed to Brother Dan's Food Pantry, 415 State St., Petoskey, MI 49770.
Kindly share your thoughts and memories with Candy's family by way of her online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on February 16, 2018
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