Candy Kyes Settoon left this earth in God's hands at 11:20 p.m., October 26, 2012, at the age of 36. Candy was born in Lafayette, La., on October 27, 1975, and spent most of her life in Pointe Coupee Parish before moving to Prairieville, La., in 2007. She loved the outdoors, being with her animals, riding four wheelers, skeet shooting, riding horses and discovered her love for art, pottery, and landscaping as she got older. Being a strong independent young lady, Candy wasn't afraid of a challenge. She enjoyed her involvement in 4-H activities during her school years and achieved great success and made so many new friends. She never met a stranger and attempted to give everyone a kind smile and a helping hand. Her natural beauty drew people to her. Candy graduated from False River Academy and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., and was a paralegal for Mr. James Eric Johnson at the law firm of Porteous, Hainkel, and Johnson in Baton Rouge. Candy is survived by the light of her life, John Ross Settoon, and her newborn son, Dale Keith Fontenot, Jr. Also survived by husband, Dale Keith Fontenot, her mother and stepfather Vicki and Frederick Frey, her brother and sister-in-law, Eric and Jenny Settoon, niece and nephew, Anna and Jude Settoon, Uncle, Dr. James Storer, Aunt, Rita Storer Boucher, and several cousins. Preceded in death by her father, Eric Bryant Settoon, Jr. There will be a memorial service for Candy Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at 1 p.m., at St. Paul's Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Main Street, New Roads, La. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pointe Coupee Parish 4-H Foundation for the Candy Settoon Memorial Scholarship Fund, First Floor, 180 East Main Street, New Roads, La. 70760.
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Published in The Advocate from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 2012