Candice Hight Dobbs
January 18, 1949—February 10, 2023
On February 10, 2023, Candy Dobbs passed away in the loving care of her daughters and extended family. We rejoice that she is no longer suffering and is now sharing in the Great Joy and Love beyond the veil with her loved ones there.
She was born to Wallace Earl Hight and Shirley Olson Hight in Chico, California, on January 18, 1949, and absorbed their love for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and also their love of music. When Candy was 4 and her sisters Linda and Karen were about 6 and 10 years old, respectively, mother Shirley had them singing in three-part harmony. They sang at church meetings and social events, and once performed for a local TV station. In her adult life Candy’s beautiful voice was always in demand.
After a family move back to Utah, Candy graduated from Davis High School in 1967. She went to work for Pan American World Airways at Kennedy Airport in March 1969. In Rego Park Ward, Queens, New York City, she met Bill Dobbs. She was called as a missionary to the Kansas-Missouri region. Following release, she married Bill in 1973. They relocated to North Las Vegas in 1978 for Bill’s job, where they joined the NLV 4th Ward. Despite lifetime infertility problems, she bore twins Victoria and Jennifer in 1975, and Elisabeth (Lisa) in 1978. And in the midst of life-threatening health conditions and treatment for her lungs for over a year from 1985 to 1986, she bore Jessica Joy (Taelle) in 1987. Despite her lung concerns, she continued singing in church or notable choral groups for most of her life. She seldom talked about her troubles and made friends easily. She was compassionate, a good listener, and her humor made the world lighter. She was devoted to her church and loved her Savior. Her return to Utah in 1989 marked the beginning of family trials, increased tensions, and divorce. But she never stopped loving all her children.
She was preceded in death by parents Wallace and Shirley Hight, by infant sister Sharon, and brother Gary. Survived by her daughters Jenn Krelo (Scott), Victoria Dortzbach (Jay), Lisa Dobbs, and Taelle/ Jessica Dobbs (Carl), and by sisters Karen Wilson (Rex), Linda Hight, Shelley Olsen (Gary).
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday March 25, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at the Centerville 1st ward, 160 south 300 east, Centerville, Utah 84014. Come join friends and family to mourn her departure and celebrate her life. Friends may visit with family Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. Bountiful, Utah 84010. There will be an open mic, celebration of life for friends and family who would like to come and share stories, love and memories in honor of Candy’s life.
Candy had asked that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to either Recovery International, or Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome research.
There will be a family potluck at Shelley Olsen's Home after the church service for family members and close friends to gather, break bread and share space together.