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Kandell Kay Habig

April 8, 1960 — April 15, 2023

Kandell Kay Habig was born to Yvonne Smith in Pasadena, California on April 8, 1960. Irven Smith came into their lives and adopted Kandell loving her as his own daughter.

Growing up in California Kandell developed a real love for the ocean and the outdoors because of all the time spent outside camping and enjoying nature. After graduation from high school, she went to college at Delta College in Stockton, CA. and earned her 2-year associate degree. Later, as a mother of two boys she was determined to raise them with unconditional love, and she protected them as only a mother could.

Kandell met her husband of 32 years Roger Habig while attending a Petra concert in California and they were married on June 30, 1990, in Grand Island at Hog back Island. Roger and Kandell worked together to raise two energetic boys and adopting them was an easy decision and an honor. While attending Golden Hills Church in Brentwood, CA Roger and Kandell received training to work with foster children and worked at summer camps where they led, counseled, and cared for the children. They also took day trips with foster children and had bible studies with them while in California. Kandell really loved those kids and was committed to helping them out. Often at the beginning of a camp the children would shy away but by the end of the camp they were clinging tightly and asking to go home with her.

In 2014 they moved to Idaho where they began attending Real Life Ministries in Post Falls Idaho. Kandell taught some of the girls bible study classes and they also resumed working with foster children at summer camps. When Real Life Ministries planted a church in Spirit Lake, they began attending church there to help the ministry. They began working with middle schoolers on Wednesday nights giving rides and teaching classes and going on youth trips. Kandell was genuinely caring, faithfully loving, and always desiring to help others and loved to spend time at family gatherings. Kandell loved The Lord with her whole heart and put her faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of all her sins.

Kandell loved the ocean; it was probably her favorite place to go, and she loved to walk along the coastline at Point Rays and many other locations feeding the birds and collecting seashells. Walking and hiking was a favorite way to spend her time both for exercise and enjoyment. Kandell spent time swimming or using the treadmill to stay in shape.

Kandell was preceded in death by her Father Irven Smith, stepmother Sharon Smith. Kandell is survived by her mother; Yvonne Smith, husband; Roger Habig, sons; Silas Habig (Gina), Aaron Habig (Jamie), granddaughter; Zariah, brother; Gary Smith (Debbie), sister; Cindy Brodie (Jim), and other step siblings. Funeral services are being held Monday, April 24, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Gateway Fellowship Church, 12 Old Hwy 85 Newcastle, Wyoming. A public interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery immediately after the funeral. Luncheon will follow at the Church. Memorial gifts may be given to Gateway Fellowship Church 12 Old Hwy. 85 Newcastle, Wyoming 82701

Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Meridian Mortuary, 111 S. Railway Ave., Newcastle, WY, 82701 or expressions of sympathy may also be made online at

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