Loved by everyone she knew, Candis Lee Collins, cherished daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, departed this world at her West Jordan home on Saturday, June 24th, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of joy, laughter, and love.\n\nBorn in Murray, UT to Thomas and Penny Collins on July 23rd, 1981, Candis entered the world with her identical twin sister, Crystle, with an unbreakable bond that would shape their lives forever. Together, they navigated life’s journeys with an unspoken understanding that transcended words, supporting and uplifting each other through the twists and turns of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. \n\nCandis and Crystle were inseparable and very few could tell them apart. Candis would be mistaken for her twin and just roll with it, cracking jokes and pulling pranks in her lighthearted way that put everyone at ease. Whatever concert was in town, chances were that they were in attendance and an eclectic mélange of music became the soundtrack of life.\n\nCandis graduated from Kearns High School in 1999. With a profound love of family, she saw no need to venture far and leave the nest. Candis made a deliberate choice to reside in the family home, cherishing the closeness it provided. This decision demonstrated her deep commitment to the bonds that united them, and she was a constant source of love and care.\n\nCandis embraced life with a contagious enthusiasm that inspired those around her to do the same. Candis shared a love for watching lightning storms on the porch with her mom and spent countless hours talking with her until the wee hours of the morning. Whether it was about a long day at work, an exciting night out at a rave, or just ho-hum goings on, she cherished that special one-on-one connection time. \n\nCandis possessed a vibrant spirit and an inherent zest for life. She loved the outdoors and summers spent with her family on camping and fishing trips. She became known as “The Fish Whisperer,” being the first, and often only, one to catch any fish. She approached every day as a new chapter to be explored and a new opportunity to spread warmth and happiness. From her hilarious anecdotes to her spontaneous adventures, she reminded all to embrace the beauty of the present moment.\n\nCandis's role as an aunt went far beyond the traditional definition. She embraced the role of a second mom to her nieces and nephew, showering them with love. She reveled in their presence, cherishing every moment spent with them. Candis delighted in taking them places. From trips to the movies and thrilling adventures in theme parks to dining at restaurants and celebrating special occasions, she made it a point to introduce them to new experiences. \n\nCandis's nurturing presence provided a safe and loving space for her nieces and nephew to grow. She listened attentively to their hopes and dreams, offering guidance and encouragement. She celebrated their triumphs and comforted them during challenging times, always providing a reassuring shoulder to lean on. She created memories that will forever be etched in their hearts.\nMusic was the very essence of Candis's being as it coursed through her veins and ignited her spirit. With an unwavering passion for rhythm and melody, she found solace and liberation on dance floors, at concerts, and in the vibrant atmosphere of clubs. Music was a central component of her life and nearly everyone who knew her enjoyed a concert with her.\n\nThis enthusiasm for music and dance was evident even early in life when Candis and Crystle put on living room shows for their parents as they mimicked the Solid Gold Dancers of hit 1980s primetime fame. Candis was famous for being the first person out dancing and the last one to leave the fun until the music stopped – in fact, she didn’t even need music to freely move and radiate the pure joy of her sparkling energy. \n\nCandis possessed a delightful sense of humor and an irresistible smile that drew people to her. Her laughter filled the world with warmth and happiness, uplifting spirits and reminding others that there was always fun to be had. She never took herself too seriously and would be the first to laugh at herself and be wildly silly. \n\nCandis liked to jam to her favorite tunes in the car, singing, dancing, and fearlessly expressing herself no matter who might see her. She was always up for shenanigans and was known for randomly pulling up to stopped cars, rolling down her window, and giggling her way through the classic television ad phrase, “Pardon me, do you have any Gray Poupon?” \n\nCandis was fearless and undaunted by doing things on her own. If she couldn’t find anyone else up for an outing, she bravely experienced the world independently. Raves, concerts, skateboarding, mosh pits, DJing, – she could hold her own with the best of them, well, unless a rogue spider was in her room, and then she would cry out for her dad to come to the rescue. \n\nTo know Candis was to experience the depths of her kindness, generosity, and love. Her heart was open wide, and she welcomed everyone into her world as a friend without hesitation. She had a unique ability to make everyone feel seen, heard, and valued. Her compassionate nature and empathetic soul created a safe haven for those seeking validation and understanding. Candis was an easy-going, unassuming friend who expected nothing yet was willing to give everything to those she cared about.\n\nCandis had a heart full of compassion and innate goodness. Her generosity and selflessness reflected the beautiful soul she possessed. She took great joy in selecting meaningful gifts, knowing that the true value lay in the love and thoughtfulness behind each gesture. From flu remedies for her mom to Dr. Peppers for her grandma, trips to the store with her niece just bring cheer, and everything else in between, all who experienced her thoughtfulness will forever hold those precious memories close to their hearts.\n\nCandis planted deep roots and relished the security of lifelong friendships. Candis had a 16-year career at Regis where she rose through the ranks and created a nurturing network of loving support among colleagues. She was so much more than a coworker – she was a trusted friend and ally.\n\nCandis is survived by her father Thomas Collins, mother Penny Collins, sister Crystle Collins, niece Marisa (JD) Manzanares, niece Arianna Rosales, nephew Zayn, and grand-nephew Damon. \n\nA viewing will be held on Friday, June 30, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 South State Street, Murray, UT, 84107. Directly following the viewing, a Celebration of Life will be held at the home of Stacey Christiansen (aunt) and Justin Bird. Friends, family, and all those touched by her vibrant presence are invited to join in honoring her memory with live music and sharing stories that will keep her spirit alive.\n\nCandis now dances among the stars and fills the heavens with laughter. Her joyful smile and legacy of love will radiate forever. Her love for music, dancing, and unabashed fun will continue to inspire all to embrace life's rhythm and live each day with an open heart.