A celebration of life will be held for Candy on April 29, 2017 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 790 South Corona Street, Denver Colorado, at 11 o'clock a.m. A reception will follow.
Candy was a fabulous person in many ways. She was very talented - a published writer and photographer. She photographed many dignitaries: Prince Bandar of Saudia Arabia, Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer of Monaco, Queen Noor of Jorden, Mohammed Ali, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Stanley Clark and many of the other top jazz musicians in Hollywood, and flamenco Artists Sabicas, Paco de Lucia, Mario Escudero, Carlos Montoya and René Heredia among many others. She received a Presidential medal from President Ford.
Candy had a Bachelor Degree in English Literature from Kansas State University and a Master's Degree in Film and Photography from University of Denver. She was the Curator of the Museum at the University in Bozeman Montana. She played percussion in the Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre for many years. She also played the Bassoon , Piano, Organ and Glockenspiel. She was awarded Recognition of Attainment as Outstanding Senior Vocalist.
Not only was she very beautiful and talented, she was sweet and kind and loved children and animals.
We were married for thirty three years and she was the love of my life.
- Rene Heredia, husband, partner
Friends of the family are encouraged to remember Candy by making a contribution to the flamenco scholarship fund established in her memory, to help continue the flamenco tradition she loved so passionately.
The Candace Bevier Heredia Flamenco Dance Scholarship is awarded to a student who would be unable otherwise to afford the costs associated with the study of Flamenco. The scholarship is named in honor of Candace Bevier Heredia, who was a percussionist / photographer and vital presence in the company for many years, and the beloved wife of René Heredia,
The scholarship consists of tuition waivers and a cash grant to enable the student to purchase dance shoes and costumes or musical instruments.
Donations in memory of Candy can be made at https://reneheredia.com/gypsy-flamenco-lessons/flamenco-scholarship/