The obituary of Kandi Hall, who passed away on April 17, 2015 at the age of 70, can be found here in the Grand Forks Herald. Her family and friends can look back at her life with fondness, knowing she lived it to the fullest, always looking forward and never dwelling on the past. In this obituary, you can read about all of Kandi’s passions – from enjoying rock concerts to hiking in national parks – as well as the many accomplishments she enjoyed during her lifetime.
Who Is She?
Kandi was born in Grand Forks, ND on September 12, 1940. She died peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer on November 18, 2017. Kandi grew up in the country outside of Grand Forks and enjoyed spending summers fishing for walleye and pike, hunting for ducks and pheasant, and playing catch with her dad.
Kandi attended college at University of South Dakota graduating with a degree in social work. It was while in college that she met her husband to be Richard Hall whom she married three weeks after graduation. They were married for over 54 years until Richard’s death from Parkinson’s Disease just nine days shy of their 55th anniversary. Kandi always felt blessed that he not only loved her, but also loved being a father to their four children (Kelly, Kelly Ann), (Kelly Lynn), Kim and Kenny. They have ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; all of whom are so very dear to Kandi.
Throughout her life, Kandi spent most of it devoted to family which includes caring for and providing love and support to family members who needed it most whether they lived near or far away. She often said family is everything as they are the ones who provide us with strength during difficult times as well as bring us joy during happy occasions.
What Was Kandi Hall Like?
Kandi was a kind and gentle woman who loved to cook. She loved her family, and she always had a smile on her face. To Kandi, there were two things in life that mattered most: family and friends. She had four children with her husband, Barry; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Kandi Hall to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Central North Dakota. Condolences may be sent to the family at 607 S Columbia Rd., ND 58059 or can be left as an online condolence here.
Where Did Kandi Hall Story Take Place?
Kandi Hall was born on November 5, 1954 in Denton, Texas. She passed away peacefully at home with her family on January 18, 2019 in Fargo, North Dakota. Kandi lived a full and meaningful life and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She grew up in the small town of Denton, Texas where she graduated from high school as a member of the first graduating class from the new school that was built there.
After graduation, Kandi attended Texas State University where she met her husband to be. Upon their return to North Dakota, they settled in New Rockford, ND. The couple had two daughters and then divorced. Shortly after the divorce, Kandi moved back to Texas with one daughter while the other stayed with her father in North Dakota.
How Did She Die?
She died peacefully of natural causes on Sunday, November 25, 2017. Beloved wife of Allen and mother of Shawn. Daughter of Louise and the late Edward Smith Jr.; sister to Donna Hall; aunt to many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday December 2nd at Salem Lutheran Church in West Fargo with Pastor Beth Kolbeck officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Friday December 1st at the church with visitation again following the service on Saturday morning until time for the burial service at 11:30 a.m., Saturday December 2nd at Highland Memorial Park in West Fargo . She was born September 15, 1951 to Louise and Edward Sr. Smith Jr., in Devils Lake ND and passed away peacefully on Sunday November 25th, 2017.
Kandi Hall married her husband Allen Hall on March 18th, 1971 and had one son named Shawn who is now 38 years old. She had a daughter named Donna who died when she was only 16 years old. She also has two granddaughters that she loves dearly, Karli is 16 years old while Miranda is 14 years old.
Quote from Her Son
She always gave 100% to everything she did and never expected anything in return. She was a kind and gentle soul who would do anything for anyone.
Kandi had a way of making you feel better no matter what the situation.
She will be missed by many but not forgotten. The family thanks everyone for their thoughts, prayers and donations. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity or sending flowers to an area nursing home with whom Kandi loved volunteering with. At her request, cremation has taken place at this time.