1952 Candace 2021

Candace Gay Dwyer

September 24, 1952 — January 23, 2021

Candace Gay Dwyer, of Seabrook Island, SC, wife to James Robert Dwyer of 35 years, entered eternal rest on January 23, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Candace was born on September 24, 1952, in Pasadena, California, as the first child and daughter of Marvin and Jacqueline Miller (Davis). She relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area as a child and excelled in drama, athletics, and gymnastics through high school. She later graduated with a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Hayward. Her early career involved cost accounting for Bay Area firms prior to real estate with Centex Homes and Saxe Realty. Returning to the financial side she continued as a cost analyst with American President Lines and Pacific Gas and Electric before starting a consultant practice.

Candace loved her family and the life they shared on various relocations to the East Coast, West Coast, and to Asia. She moved to Singapore in 1998 and enjoyed immensely the life in this country for nearly 20 years. She was an active volunteer at the Singapore American School and The American Club, adding time for choirs and bible studies and enjoying the multitude of travels around Asia and Australia/New Zealand. It was during these years where she became a student in Chinese brush painting, achieving a beautiful talent.

She loved her family and the life they shared upon moving to Seabrook. She enjoyed the walks on the beaches, viewing the wildlife in the marshes, and biking and golfing in the community. Candace was an active member in the Charleston Coastal Choir, rekindling her love for music and singing. Her friends loved her infectious smile and laughter, her happy personality, her wonderful spirit, and the kind compassion shown with all she met. She will be sorely missed.

Besides her husband, Candace is survived by her daughter, Meghan, of Singapore. She is also survived by her mother, Jacqueline Davis, of Boynton Beach, FL, and sisters Darlene Renish of Mesa, AZ, and Tracy Navarra-Davis of Virginia Beach, in addition to many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 29th, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the McAlister-Smith Funeral Chapel - James Island, 347 Folly Road, James Island, SC 29412. Following the visitation, there will be a Funeral Liturgy Service at 2:00 PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Chapel James Island.

Memorial contributions in Candace`s memory may be sent to Lowcountry Food Bank, MUSC Foundation, and Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at https://www.mcalister-smith.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, James Island, 347 Folly Rd., Charleston, SC 29412, (843) 614-8494.
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