Candice Marie Hillard


December 5, 1950 - September 10, 2021

Candice Marie Hillard, 70, of Hot Springs, S.D., left this world and received her wings on September 10, 2021, at her home.

Candice Hillard was born December 5, 1950, in Aberdeen, S.D., to Velma and Jacob Hettich. She grew up in Hoven, S.D. with her six siblings, graduating from Hoven in 1969. She then married Roger Anderson of Lebanon, S.D., in May of 1969, and had two children, Christie and Jacob. After being stationed several years in San Diego, Cali., they then divorced in 1973. Candice went on to move to Huron, S.D., where she obtained her nursing degree. From there, Candice met and married Robert Hillard in 1978. They then moved to Hot Springs where they raised Christie and Jacob. Candice worked at the State Veterans Home for many years and then transitioned to Fall River Health Services until her retirement. 

Candice loved to do many things with her spare time including baking, crafting, quilting and gardening. She especially enjoyed her seven grandchildren, Mathew Heilman; Kaitlyn (Casey) Aaberg; Larissa Halls; Logan Halls; Nicole Bustamante; Cloe Anderson; Theodore Anderson and recently blessed with great grandchild, Alayna Aaberg.

Candice is survived by her daughter, Christie (Forrest) Halls; her son, Jacob (Cielo) Anderson; her sisters, Patty Okroi, Rhonda Clark, Julie (Rick) Boschee, and Lori (Miles) Eisenbeisz; her brothers, Dennis (Carol) Hettich, Roger (Tina) Hettich along with several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hillard; her father, Jacob Hettich; her mother, Velma Hettich; her brothers-in-law, Julian Okroi, Scott Clark and a special niece, Annette Hettich.

Candice was blessed with many friends and grandchildren to fulfill her life.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 17, 2021, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, S.D.

Fall River County Herald Star

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