Kandie A.P. Allen
Kandie Amy Pearl Allen passed away on Friday March 2, 2018, at the age of 37 years in Nome, Alaska. She was born in Anchorage on March 4, 1980 to Tina Oksoktaruk and Benny Allen. Kandie graduated from Nome Beltz High School in May 1999. She worked as a waitress at the Polar Cub Cafe, and later as an apprentice electrician, maintenance worker and sheet rocker for Bering Straits Development Co.
Kandie wed Anthony Gandia on July 19, 1998 and they were blessed with two wonderful children, Christopher in 2000, and Renee in 2001. Later separated and divorced, she met Kyle Scott and had two precious children, Kierra Scott in 2004 and Arrianna Scott in 2006.
She married Thomas Ilmar in 2009.
She was a very caring person to all she met, helping in any way possible, in any situation of that person’s life and giving advice to them. She will be remembered bringing food or desserts to the AA meetings, helping out or assisting anyone that needed help. Her love of the countryside was an adventurous outing by herself. Hiking or sitting by the beaches, watching the sunrises and sunsets. Kandie was an enthusiastic, outgoing personality and the love for her family was very contagious.
Kandie was preceded in death by her mother Tina Pearl Oksoktaruk Munson. She is survived by her father Benny and stepmother Wilma Allen of Spanish Fork, Utah; brother Jeremiah Oksoktaruk of Seward; in-Laws Iva Scott and Ramon Gandia whom she called Mom and Dad, and Zachary Ailak whom she called bro, and her precious children Christopher, Renee, Kiarra and Arrianna who will forever hold Kandie in their hearts. Kandie will be remembered by all her numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends, and relatives in northwest Alaska and Utah.
A special thanks, and a heartfelt Quyanna to Charlotte Key at Norton Sound Regional Hospital, Social Services, Bering Straits Native Corporation, Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation and to all of those expressed their condolences and prayers. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Hall in Nome. Her ashes will be interred in White Mountain later this summer.