Lifelong Alaskan Candace "Candy" J. Biesecker died Saturday, April 6, 2002, peacefully at home from complications of multiple sclerosis. She was 50.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Masonic Lodge in Soldotna. Pastor Alan Humphries will officiate. Burial will be in the Cooper Landing Cemetery when the swallows return.
Mrs. Biesecker came to Alaska in 1954, when she was 3, and homesteaded with her family in Cooper Landing. She graduated from Kenai Central High School in 1970 and was valedictorian of her Kenai Peninsula Community College graduating class in 1985. She was employed by the Log Cabin Gift Shop, Kenai Peninsula Borough and Enstar. She also helped her husband, Ed, start their business.
"The loves of her life were her family, friends and special companions who assisted, helped and loved her through the years. She faithfully anticipated and waited for the first tulips to pop through the frozen ground and the return of the swallows were her joys of spring," her family said.
Mrs. Biesecker was active for many years in the Tugi Club; Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America and was a past president.
Mrs. Biesecker was preceded in death by her brother, Tom.
She is survived by her husband, Ed; son, Trevor and his fiancee, Treena Schmidt; parents, John and Dorthy Ingram; brother, John; stepdaughters, Terri and Lori; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the Alaska Shrine Temple, Travel Fund, 1930 E. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99508.
Arrangement were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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