Cynthia "Cindy" Candland was an assistant professor of Nursing at Weber State University. She was found dead Friday as a victim of an alleged murder-suicide (Source: Facebook)

Friends, colleagues and family members will remember Assistant Professor Cynthia Candland Friday afternoon during memorial services at Washington Heights Church, 1770 E. 6200 S., South Ogden.

Candland, 50, died Sept. 12 in her Eccles Avenue home in Ogden in what police are calling a domestic violence murder-suicide. Her husband, Richard Candland, allegedly shot the nursing professor and then himself, according to Ogden Police. Police say one of their daughters was wounded in the incident.

The couple were going through a divorce, according to news reports.

In addition to her position at Weber State, Candland was a nursing instructor at Ogden Weber Technical College and a nurse at McKay-Dee Medical Center working in the intensive care unit. She was a 2009 graduate of Weber State’s master’s of nursing program.

Co-workers and students left tributes to her on a web page set up by Myers Mortuary, calling her a sweet person and a friend.

“Cindy was an amazing example of kindness, humor and determination,” wrote Teresa Miles. “I consider it an honor to have had her as my nursing instructor.”

Cynthia Candland was born Nov. 5, 1963, in Gainsville, Fla., and was raised in a military family.

She is survived by three children, Stephanie Holmes and her husband, Ryan, Heather Candland and Bryan Candland; her parents, Brian and Norma Osborne; sister Christine Brooks; and granddaughter Ellie Holmes.

The service begins at 1:30 p.m., with Myers Mortuary of Ogden handling the arrangements.

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