Candace Raborn Larsen




Candace (Candy) Kay Hatcher was born March 5th 1957 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to parents Helen Maxine (Toby) Hatcher and William Henry Hatcher. Candy is the youngest of 4 children, 2 sisters and 1 brother, Cheryl, Carole and Michael. Candace was raised and graduated high school in Logan, Iowa. She was united in marriage on December 8th, 1979 to Donald Lawrence Raborn. To this union 8 children were born, Lauren, April, Meagan, James, Jonathan, Kaytelen, Sarah and Erin. Candy had strong beliefs in being present in the home and available for her children as long as she could be. She was blessed to be able to stay home with her children for many years. Candy moved to Texas in 1981 and dreamed of the time she would be able to move back home to Iowa. It took 22 years and Donald and Candy moved back to Iowa in 2003 with 6 of their 8 children to Woodbine Iowa. She was so happy to be closer to her mom and sister Carole, she loved Iowa and the beauty of the land, Iowa will always be her home.

Candy had many talents she shared with others, her cooking, fudge and candy making, crochet projects, sewing projects with beautiful wedding dresses, Easter dresses, and others for special occasions, quilting and many more. The most important thing to Candy was family. Family always came first, and her favorite things were the big family get-togethers. Candy looked forward to every family outing and event. Candy was blessed with 16 grandchildren and would jump on any moment of time she could get with them. Candy believed we would not make it far in this world without the support and love of our family members. Donald and Candy were married for 36 years before his passing December 17th, 2015.

Just when Candy felt she would never find love again, she met Chris Larsen from Hawthorne, Nevada. It didn’t take long before they both knew they had something special. They were married soon after on September 11th, 2022 in Liberty, Missouri. Candy moved out to Hawthorne, Nevada, she loved the mountains she could see from the front of her house and was able to see so many things she had never experienced before. Wild running horses near the roads and Lake Tahoe, tumble weeds as big as trash cans and many trips into California. Candy had plans to go see so many other new things before she left us suddenly. Chris and Candy’s time together was cut way too short, but Chris is forever part of the family.

Candy passed away in Reno, Nevada on December 6th, 2023 from complications still unclear.

Candy is preceded in death by her parents Bill and Helen Hatcher, husband Donald Raborn and sister Cheryl Behm.

She is survived by her husband Chris Larsen of Hawthorne, NV; her 8 children, Lauren and her husband Joe Alonso of Liberty, MO; April Raborn of Blair, NE; Meagan and Fiancée Jon Le of Marshalltown, IA; James and his wife Veronica Raborn of Boone, IA; Jonathan and his wife Katelynne of Sioux Falls, SD; Kaytelen and her wife Kim Raborn of Red Oak, IA; Sarah and her Husband Samuel Wightman of Orem, UT; Erin Raborn of Marshalltown, IA; Her siblings Carole and husband Rob Sears of Logan, IA; Michael and his wife Connie Carrier of Idaho Falls, ID. 16 grandchildren, Matthew, Briahna and Michael Alonso; Amelia Stoltman; Anna and Aiden Raborn and Cataleya, Linnea, Liam and Ryan Pfrimmer; Madalynne, Evalynne, Myalynne and William Raborn; Elaina and Donald Wightman; and many Nieces and Nephews and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00a.m until 12:30p.m at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Logan, Iowa.

Funeral Service will be 12:45p.m Friday, December 22,2023 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Logan, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone back to the church for a time of lunch and fellowship following the interment.


1 Condolence

  • Cindy Marcantel Posted December 20, 2023 11:17 am

    I was very sad to hear of Candy’s passing. Such a great person. May the Lord bless all of you with comfort and peace.

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