Candace Gaut Giger
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Berry Highland Memorial
5315 KINGSTON PIKE
Knoxville, TN
Candace Gaut Giger

Candace Gaut Giger, 74, passed away Saturday June 5, 2021, from natural causes. Candace retired from the Knoxville News Sentinel in 2009 after a 41-year career as the Commercial Print Coordinator. Candace is proceeded in death by her lifelong love and husband, Jerry Giger. Candace leaves behind her daughter, Alicia Wallace Gehring, and son-in-law, Clayton Gehring, as well as her step-children, Kevin and Melissa Giger, and their children, Aaron and Noah, as well as Jerri Lynn Giger and Mike Howard and their son, Joe Howard. She also leaves behind SammyCat, her constant companion in her final years, who brought her comfort and contentment—he has found a new home with a good friend.

Candace found joy in her love of astronomy, flowers, and her cats. A lifelong rescuer of wayward cats that always seemed to find their way to her home; she never turned one away. Candace found a community of cat friends and spent her last years sharing stories and pictures and raising money for JF Richards' Rescue Cats (Da Adventures of Franklin and Butters).

Candace was always looking up to the stars, curious about what else was out there, certain that we are only a small part of a huge universe full of other life forms, most likely much smarter than us. Candace was never afraid to tell you her opinion and proudly stated her liberal and Blue beliefs in a Red State. Candace believed in the rights and equity for all people and always hoped for a future where that was the expectation and not the exception. Love is Love.

Memorial services will be held for Candace at Berry Highland Memorial on June 26, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm. We will also help raise money for animal rescue at the Memorial. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite local animal rescue.



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Published by Knoxville News Sentinel from Jun. 12 to Jun. 13, 2021.
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I never met Candace in person but I considered her a friend. I looked forward to Sammy Cat's Facebook posts. Candace is missed.
Sarah Parrott
Friend
June 16, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful lady. A true friend I will keep forever in my heart. I will cherish our special bond and miss you so very much. Until we meet again, rest easy in the heavens. Enjoy those walks down the Golden Path with your Jerry and your visits with the furkids at the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you for being a friend. I love you Candace.
Teresa M Wickenheiser
Friend
June 16, 2021
Candace was wonderful caring woman and made you feel like you belonged. She will be missed by so many.
Ann Lawdermilk
Acquaintance
June 15, 2021
A good friend, I will miss her.
LARRY W HUNTER
Friend
June 15, 2021
A wonderful friend, I will her.
LARRY W HUNTER
Friend
June 15, 2021
Jan Lay Smith
June 14, 2021
Alicia, I worked with your Mother at the News-Sentinel for over 30 years. She was a wonderful friend. And, of course, I knew you also. You were a joy. So sorry about Candy's passing. Love you.
Pat Huffaker
Friend
June 13, 2021
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