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David Candelaria
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1922
Concho
Apache County
Arizona, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 2011
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA

Funeral Services for David Candelaria, 89, of Austin, Texas and Ice Caves, New Mexico will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 10 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Candelaria Family Cemetery at Ice, Caves, New Mexico.

A prayer service and visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Compassion Mortuary.

David was born on January 27, 1922 in Concho, Arizona and he passed away on July 10, 2011 in Austin, Texas.

He is the Grandson of Silvestre Mirabal and Lorencita Jaramillo Mirabal of San Rafael, New Mexico. He was the son of Prudencia Mirabal Candelaria and Manuel A. Candelaria. His siblings are: Silvester, Lorencita, Prisca, Stella, Beatrice and Lorraine.

David was the owner/operator of the Ice Caves and Bandera Volcano since 1947. He developed the Ice Caves Trading Post and Successful tourist attraction known as The Ice Caves. Upon his return from Navy Duty in World War II, David began developing the Ice Caves as a business. During these years he cleared trails, worked the land, and strongly advocated for tourism in New Mexico. The Ice Caves is still thriving today.

He is survived by his three loving daughters: Janet O'Conner of Grants, New Mexico, Debbie Reinschmidt of Austin, Texas and Betsy Reinschmidt of Colorado, Springs, Colorado; Nine Grandchildren: Kathleen O'Conner of Grants, New Mexico, Marcie Bradley of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lora Alford of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Amy Goodman of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Rory Reinschmidt of Parker,Colorado, Daniel Reinschmidt of Colorado, Chelsea Reinschmidt, David Reinschmidt of Austin, Texas and Janet Reinschmidt of Austin, Texas; Five Great Grandchildren: Jacob and Ryan Alford of Grants, New Mexico, Meaghann Reinschmidt of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Connor and Logan Goodman of Mounument, Colorado.

He is preceded in death by his wife: Cora "Reddy" Candelaria.

Pallbearers will be: Jeff Alford, Terry O'Conner, Stephen Reinschmidt, Rory Reinschmidt, Daniel Reinschmidt and Jacob Alford. 
 
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 Parents:
  Manuel A Candelaria (1885 - 1971)
  Prudencia M Mirabal Candelaria (1890 - 1957)
 
Burial:
Candelaria Family Cemetery
San Rafael
Cibola County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: Steve
Record added: Jul 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73206696
David Candelaria
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- Steve
 Added: Jul. 11, 2011
 
 
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