Richard Joseph Candelaria, age 59 passed away on 9/17/2021, in Millcreek, UT. He was born on 01/10/1962, in South Salt Lake to Joe B Candelaria and Dorothy Candelaria. He was a beloved father, grandfather, son, and brother. He enjoyed spending time with family and studying the Bible. He was very much dedicated to his children and the Lord.

He is survived by his sons Joby Candelaria and Cody Candelaria (Lisa), his daughter Mercedes Bousquet (Luis), and Mariah Candelaria (Ryan). As well as his 6 grandchildren Angelina, Evelynne, Lovella, Trey, Gabriel, and Michael.

He is preceded in death by his father, Joe B. Candelaria, his mother Dorothy J Candelaria and his brother Michael Candelaria.

Services for Richard will be held on Saturday October 2, 2021 at the Lake Hills Mortuary in Sandy starting at 1 PM. A viewing will be held on that same day 2 hours prior starting at 11 AM until 12:45 PM.


Funeral Service

Saturday, Oct. 02, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lake Hills Mortuary
10055 South State Street
Sandy, UT

Services Handled By

Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary & Cemetery
10055 South State Street
Sandy, UT

Life Story Info

Post Date

Sep 23, 2021

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I met and became friends with Rick at work at the Salt Lake City VA. Rick was a true friend who always there for me through hard times. Rick always spoke very highly of his family and Rick and his family are in my prayers.

Gunnar Hassenplug , Tooele, UT, US Oct 01, 2021

I was Dickie's supervisor at the VA hopsital. We knew Dickie as Rick up here. Rick was a valuable employee here and he will be sorely missed. He was always willing to help and was invaluable on our snow crew during the winter months. It was a pleasure to have known Rick.

Larry Beed Sep 27, 2021

I worked in engineering and always called Mr. Candelaria 'Rick'. I always saw him working hard in his work year round as the weather played a big part of his job in each season. I had a few conversations with Rick and I knew he had a love of God and of his family. I shared that same sentiment with him. Although I will not be able to attend his funeral, my prayers, as well as my families prayers, will be with him and his family and hope that all who know Rick, that he is not gone forever. We will be with our families again some day. God bless you always and forever. Sincerely, Dave Cloward

David Cloward , Salt Lake City, UT, US Sep 27, 2021

Just found out about Dickie Joe, I send my condolences. I'm sure Uncle Benny and Aunt Dorthy were there to welcome him back into their arms as they were there for Michael. There is never enough time with our loved ones, that seems to be very common with our Candelaria Family. My prayers for his children and grandchildren.

Lennie Dennis , Taylorsville , UT, US Sep 26, 2021

Prayers for all your loved ones! Rest In Peace, Rick. You'll never be forgotten.

Magallanes Family , Syracuse , UT, US Sep 23, 2021

You surely going to be missed cousin love you always my prayers are with his children God bless you all

Cheryl candelaria , Wvc, UT, US Sep 23, 2021