Obituary: Audrey P. Candor

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Audrey P. Candor

Audrey P. Candor passed away Sept. 9. She was a mother to Jennifer and Jane and grandmother to Nolan. 

Candor was born in 1929 and raised in Wiltshire, England during World War II. She always helped at the Salvation Army and trained as a nurse. She soon moved to the United States, working as a nurse, artist, model and theatre actress. There she met her future husband Neil, a surgeon. 

After two daughters and a separation, Candor became an accomplished artist and had her artwork displayed at the Kennedy Library in Hyannis Port, among other exhibits. Art was her world. 

After living in New York with her daughter, Jennifer, Candor moved to California with Jennifer and husband Chris Ries, longtime Malibu residents, to begin her art career out west. She fell in love with Southern California and never left. 

Candor also set up a homeless Christian ministry, where she fed the homeless and served as a minister. 

“Her stunning paintings and joy for life will live on forever,” Candor’s family wrote. “Her ability to never take herself too seriously and her British sense of humor will always be remembered, as well as her strong faith in God.”