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Candice "Candy" Cannon Lawrence

June 20, 1949 — January 20, 2023

West Bountiful, UT

In Loving Memory

Candice (Candy) Cannon Lawrence was born of goodly parents on June 20, 1949, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the second child and oldest daughter of John Spencer and Marie Day Cannon.

Candy died unexpectedly on January 20, 2023, in Bountiful, Utah.  She was 73 years old.

Candy was raised in Bountiful, Utah. She attended Bountiful Elementary, South Davis Jr High and Bountiful High School.  She furthered her education at Utah State University where she got a taste for the college life. Then with a determination to complete her education, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Phoenix in 2002, which was certainly an honor. 

On March 17, 1971, Candy married her sweetheart Raymond Willie Lawrence in the Fort Douglas Chapel in Salt Lake City. Ray and Candy were married more than 50 years and raised five children together, making Bountiful and then West Bountiful their permanent home.

As a mother, Candy showed up. When a pesky Multiple Sclerosis diagnose, a potential dreadful disease, slowed her down a bit, she had the tenacity to continue her career, her education, and her involvement with her children’s activities. She raised her children to be loving, accepting, hard-working, and committed. She managed a busy career, but her children were her priority. She readily embraced any endeavor where her children were involved.  She was their biggest cheerleader and supporter. She would often find herself skipping church, or class, with them because having fun was a top priority. Candy was as dedicated to her career of 30 years with Select Health as she was to her family, which she constantly boasted about to her coworkers. She built many lifelong friendships through work and considered so many “best friends” and invited them into her family circle.

Her love and dedication to her extended family, especially her cousins, was evident with never missing an annual family reunion for the Cannons, Days, or the Annual Brigham Young Granddaughters Luncheon, often being part of the planning committee over many years. Candy loved being a part of something and took great pride in anything she participated in, which her children emulated.

Candy was an avid University of Utah fan holding season football tickets for decades and a proud member of the Crimson Club. She and Ray attended the games together and often traveled to games including many of the bowl games.

Candy was a car enthusiast with a cultivated knowledge and love for cars, she enjoyed car shows and even entered her vibrant red 1994 Mustang GT in the Bountiful Coats for Kids Car Show. If any of her children had a car that their mom thought was “cool” there was an obligation to pick her up and take her for a spin.

Despite being short, Candy lived large. She was a big dreamer, a generous caretaker, a loyal companion, a genuine spirit, and a sweet escape.

The family is grateful to all of those who cared for and loved her throughout the many chapters of her life, especially her dear friends. Candy was a true friend, making connections everywhere she went. She was known for her beautiful smile and sincere kindness. She was accepting, never to judge. Being so compassionate, Candy, not only embraced, but appreciated all people from all walks of life. She had a special way of finding common ground with people and created special bonds that she cherished. Candy remembered people and almost never missed a birthday. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved a good “Family Game Night.” Gathering with loved ones was her favorite thing to do & just being with people she loved was almost all that mattered, in her eyes.  

Greeting Candy on the other side of the veil are her parents, John and Marie Cannon, her beautiful daughter Chandra Marie Lawrence Wolf, and her cherished husband, Raymond Willie Lawrence. She is also preceded in death by her grandparents, brother-in law, many friends, and extended family members.

Those left on earth remembering her are her sons Derek Ryan Lawrence (Tara); Colby Cannon Lawrence (Lani); Jonathon Brady Lawrence (Liz); daughter Clacie Lawrence Langan (Joe); Son-in-law Tim Wolf; and her beloved grandbabies. Her brother Hugh Cannon (Karyn) and sister Wendy Cannon.  

She is also remembered by countless friends, extended family, in laws, and her many co-workers over the years. In her honor, please consider smiling more, judging less, and practicing happiness as a journey, not a destination.

We all love you and miss you. Until we meet again.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the West Bountiful 11th Ward, 311 North 800 West, West Bountiful, Utah.  A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, Utah and Saturday morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment- Bountiful City Cemetery.

Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary page.  The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, January 27, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Russon Mortuary & Crematory - Bountiful

295 N. Main St., Bountiful, UT 84010

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

9:45 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 28, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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