Candace (Candy) Cuthbert-Boyle, 69, of West Burlington, died at 5:08 AM Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington after a courageous eleven year battle with cancer.
Candace was born on July 30, 1949 in Ft. Madison, IA. She was the daughter of Milo and Dorothy Folger Cuthbert. On January 6, 1996 she married Philip Boyle.
She graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1994 with two Bachelor degrees, Psychology and Sociology, where she distinguished herself academically with a 4.0 GPA for 6 years, making the Dean’s list every semester. She was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, mentored students, and was published in the annual college literary journal. She was an officer in the Student Senate every year and belonged to a variety of clubs and fraternities, too many to list, many of which she presided over in the role as President and other offices.
Candace was employed in a variety of jobs prior to, and during college, including clerical, retail, and manufacturing. Upon graduation she entered the field of social services and served as a Family Therapist and Skill-Development Specialist, providing services to children and their families. She loved her profession and formed bonds with many clients over a career span of twenty years. After her retirement several children she served continued to reach out to her as adults. She was a loving caregiver for most of her life. She was of the Catholic Faith.
She loved gardening and the beauty of the Boyle yard was amazing. She was a huge animal lover and advocate and was known to rescue and take in every stray. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, jigsaw and word puzzles. She enjoyed the pursuit of learning and was an avid reader. Most of all she enjoyed the company of friends and family. She loved to cook and entertain, especially at the camp site.
The joy in her life was her only grandchild, Kaden. He was the love of her life and she glowed in his presence. She often credited him with being her reason to fight for her life.
Survivors include her husband, Philip Boyle, of West Burlington, IA, one son, Brendan Glenn Butts, of Burlington, grandson, Kaden Glenn Butts, and his mother, Danielle Myers of West Burlington; one sister, Ann Gardner, of Enterprise, Oregon; several nieces and nephews, including Dean A. (Elaine) Fuller, Shane Fuller, Renee Adams and her daughter, Kristy, all with whom she shared a very special bond; many great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews; several cousins; mother-in- law, Jaunita Boyle of Burlington, and sister-in-law Cecilia (Darrell) Clevidence, of Galesburg, IL; too many special friends to list, and of course, her “baby-girl”, Sassy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Barry Cuthbert, one sister, Gloria Fuller, and special brother-in-law, Robert (Poppsie) Gardner.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.
The Graveside Committal Service for Mrs. Cuthbert-Boyle will be 11:30 AM Friday, August 16, 2019, at Aspen Grove Cemetery with Very Rev. Father Marty Goetz officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Great River Hospice House.
The family would like to thank the Great River Hospice House staff for their wonderful care and compassion through this difficult time.
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