Candis M. "Candi" Gilpin, 54, of Waymart, died Friday in the Commonwealth Hospice unit at Regional Hospital of Scranton following a brief illness.

She was married to her husband, Tom Gilpin, for thirty-five years.

Born in Honesdale on April 20, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Mildred Hogencamp Dolph and graduated from Western Wayne High School in 1976.

A loving wife and mother and a wonderful grandmother, she also

maintained a very close relationship with her brothers and sisters. A devoted caregiver to all the people in her life, she was a calm and supportive influence and enlightened and inspired those around her.

Candi was a source of happiness, embraced life, and never gave up. She had a way with words and was a gifted writer, enjoyed doll making, and was very environmentally conscious. She also loved animals.

Also surviving are three daughters, Liz Libey, Calif.; Andrea Gilpin, Throop; and Tommi Leigh Gilpin, Waymart; two brothers, Lee Dolph, South Canaan; and Tom Dolph, McCallister, Okla.; three sisters, Sue Houck, Mt. Cobb; Debbie Kilhullen, Honesdale; and Mary Merring, Lake Ariel; four grandchildren, Octavia Libey, Lydia Gilpin, Thomas Gilpin--Bartkovsky, and Magdalena Kruchinski; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m.from the Jenkins Funeral Home, 269 Belmont St., Waymart, conducted by Pastor Ronald Libey of the First Baptist Church of Gwinn, Mich.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the service begins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Unit of the American Cancer Society, 100 4th St., Suite 9, Honesdale 18431, or to the Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Dr., Honesdale 18431.