Candy went to college after high school to become a medical technician. Her first employer, Dr. Raymond Cole, set up a lab in his office. She left after 3 years to work at Riverside Hospital in Trenton, Michigan. She met Steve in 1977 and they married in 1978. In 1981, they purchased the Jackson Funeral Home and had their first child, Stephanie. Not having experience in the funeral business, she was excited to learn and be a major part of helping out with all aspects of the funerals. In 1984, they had a son, Kevin, and also purchased the Concord Funeral Home. They moved to Concord in 1986 and had their third, Brian in 1987.
Candy worked in the funeral homes and also opened up two flower shops to coincide with the funeral business. When Brian graduated in 2009, she decided to retire from the flower shops to pursue her degree in mortuary science. She graduated in 2012 and took her national and state boards. She is now a licensed funeral director.
She enjoys meeting the families and getting to know about their loved one. She loves to brainstorm with Brian to come up with new ways to personalize each service. Her and Steve live in Concord during winter months and they both spend a lot of time at their lake home on Gun Lake. Her and Steve have 2 rescued St. Bernard’s, Ellie and Gus, and love to camp with the dogs during he summer.