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Candy Roman Johnson

February 2, 1950 — March 16, 2024

Candy (Cortez) Roman Johnson, 74, of Uvalde Texas, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2024, at home in the loving arms of her daughter and surrounded by her loving family. after a courageous 1-year battle of pancreatic cancer.
Candy Cortez Román  was born February 2,1950 in Uvalde Texas, born the second of six children to Beatrice Cortez and George Román .
Candy was married to Mark Johnson in Uvalde, TX. on October 30, 1972, marking this year to have been their 52 years of marriage. They were blessed with their first son Mark Johnson Jr. (1973) (wife Jennifer, son Eli), Oviedo, FL., Lisa Johnson (1978), Bettendorf, and William Johnson (1980) (Kelly Sharp, son Roman), Bettendorf. Candy has two grandchildren Roman Johnson and Eli Johnson. Candy’s siblings include sister, Jane Luther (husband Jeff), Roswell, GA. Brothers, George Román (wife Norma), Round Rock, TX. Joe Román (wife Carmen), Uvalde TX. Henry Román  (wife Velma), Uvalde TX. Juan Roman, Uvalde, TX.
Candy’s loving family continues with nieces and nephews to include Monica Gatlin, Marisela Florence, Anna Laura Roman, Enrique Roman, Azela Roman, Sonya Underwood, George Roman Jr. and Tina Salazar.  Candy’s beloved grandnephews include Noah Gatlin and Jude Gatlin. Candy is preceded in death by Beatrice Roman (mother), George Roman (father) and, Father Manuel Roman (brother).

Candy joined the Army on June 26, 1969, in San Antoinio, TX. Candy worked for the Pentagon as a Bilingual Telecommunication Specialist. Candy took great pride in serving her country and created long lasing memories of her time served. Candy served at the Rock Island Arsenal where she retired from the Equal Employee Opportunity Division (EEO) in 2007 with 34 years of Federal service. Candy severed with great honor in her involvement of sharing not only her heritage to those at the Arsenal but was privileged to be a part of the collective knowledge shared by those thereafter.
She was a humanitarian by nature, would not hesitate at the opportunity to help others in need. Throughout her life she donated to various shelters, shared her time with those in need, never hesitated to provide financial assistance to those on the side of the road and blessed them with God’s love before she parted. She was the number one fan to any athletic games or achievements to her grandsons. She was an avid gardener of which her family, friends and neighbors awaited her homemade salsa she would share. Her passion for growing flowers allotted her the freedom to beautify her home, share her knowledge of her horticultural abilities of which she passed down to her family and neighbors. Candy’s love for cooking brought everyone she loved together. She was a sister, cousin, wife, mother, grandmother who loved her family so unconditionally.
The family wishes to recognize Nurse Eillen for her unconditional support of which she provided the dignity, respect, and knowledge of the hard process of which we experienced, her contagious laugh and upbeat spirit of Candy’s condition and her family will remain forever in our hearts. We thank the hospice team to include Brook, her message therapist, Laura, her music therapist, Chaplain Ken, for his spiritual guidance and healing, Father Ben from Our Lady of Lourdes for his anointing of the sick and last rights and everything in between. We thank all the nurses and after hour nurses as well for their love and support. We give great honor to all who showed up, provided support, love, meals, and prayers, you will never be forgotten. Additionally, to all those who showed compassionate care from coworkers, supervisors and beyond who made this transition one of comfort and support is beyond words, please know you are so loved, and the family gives great respect and gratitude beyond what can be expressed.
Memorials can be made to Our Lady of Lourdes.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes.  Visitation will be on Tuesday evening from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf.  Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

1506 Brown St, Bettendorf, IA 52722

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