10/28/27 ~ 5/10/04

LaNeve McCandless died on May 10, 2004 at her daughter's home in Thurmont, MD; where she had resided since suffering a stroke in 1998.

She was born on October 28, 1927 in Pleasant Grove to Rudger D. and Della Richins Smith, and was raised on their farm in Lindon.

She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School and Utah Valley Vocational School and was a lifelong resident of Lindon, working for the Provo Herald, Lindon City and the U.S. Forest Service. She was also active in the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Eagles.

She married Herman Elwood McCandless and they had three daughters: Judy, Joan and Joyce. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Josie, Justus, Jennifer, Barry, Morgan, Jeremy, Meredith and Jalene; nine great-grandchildren; and her sister, Janice Berry. Her two brothers, R. Dee Smith and Nyal J. Smith, preceded her in death. After Herman's death in 1977, she married Winston Gillies, who also preceded her in death.

Family will receive friends at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove on Sunday, May 16, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, May 17, at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.