On Monday, April 4, 2016, Kandie peacefully went to Heaven while at her home surrounded by her husband (Wayne), sister (Bonnie), her husband (Fred) and her devoted friend, Melanie. Kandie had a particularly insidious form of Early or Younger Onset Alzheimer’s disease that she had suffered with for the last five years. Thankfully, Kandie remained in her home the entire time and was cared for continuously by her husband, sister and brother-in-law for the last fourteen months of her short life. She also received care and love from her many supportive friends. Kandie’s devoted dogs, Lucy and Sophie were always at her side.
Kandie was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 2, 1954, to William and Bonnie Rodenbaugh, and was the youngest of four children. The family moved to California in 1958 and, in 1971, they moved to Boise just in time for Kandie to attend and eventually graduate from Boise High in 1972.
After graduating, Kandie’s career went from working at Idaho First Bank, Boise, where she left as an Assistant Manager, to later working at the US District Court for the District of Idaho, Boise. She retired as Property and Procurement Administrator in 2010 after twenty-two years of service. Kandie and her sister, together, worked for Harmon Travel as Outside Travel Consultants under the business name of The Two Sisters, and they both volunteered at Habitat for Humanities and the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise.
She was devoted to her husband, Wayne Clark, whom she met in Boise, and they were married on August 28, 1976 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boise. She passed away at age 61, just four months shy of their 40th anniversary.
Kandie had a love and desire for life that few attain. Wayne and Kandie spent many enjoyable times at their special place at Terrace Lakes where they enjoyed time golfing and being with friends. Along with Wayne, her sister and brother-in-law and, at times with many girlfriends, she was blessed to be able to travel all over the world. She loved cruising, anything Disney or Elvis, visiting Chicago and family, Christmas time, and Amish Country.
Her love for animals was extraordinary and she truly had the ability “to talk to the animals.” During her last days, she was able to visit Winston, a gentle horse at Dreamhaven Ranch in Eagle. Because she could not get out of the car, they brought Winston to the opened window, where he nuzzled her.
Kandie always maintained her “little girl” quality yet remained the sincere, loyal, confident person that made everyone she met love her. We will sorely miss Kandie but realize that she is with Jesus and all her loved ones who greeted her with open arms! Kandie was preceded in death by both of her parents, brother Mitchell, sister-in-law Jerri Rodenbaugh and her parents-in-law, Woody and Maxine Clark of Weiser.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Clark, sister and brother-in-law Bonnie and Fred Wyneken, brother William Rodenbaugh, uncle Robert Bleckley and sisters-in-law Barbara Rodenbaugh, Becky Kelley and Elaine Destin, several nieces and nephews, and even great-nieces and great-nephews!
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 16th, at 11:00 am at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2920 Cassia Street, Boise, with internment immediately following at Morris Hill Cemetery. A reception will follow at Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th Street. Boise.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in memory of Kandie to the Alzheimer’s Association at http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp or to the Idaho Humane Society at https://www.idahohumanesociety.org/donate/donate-now
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.aldenwaggoner.com
1954 - 2016