Candace (Candy) Ann Olds, 69, of Ellicott City, Maryland, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2019, after a seven year battle with ovarian cancer.
Candy was born to parents Harvey Aviles and Alice Aviles, on December 12, 1950 in Baltimore, MD. She was raised in the city and then later in the Towson area.
She graduated from Baltimore’s Mercy High School in 1968. She went on to study Spanish at Indiana University followed by The University of Madrid, and finished her education, studying law at the University of Maryland where she graduated with a Juris Doctorate.
Candy found her career calling at the Department of Justice where she could combine her law degree with her sense of service and justice to her fellow man. She stayed with the Department of Justice for forty years, ultimately finishing her career as the Director of the Asset Forfeiture Management Staff. Under Candy’s stewardship, the asset forfeiture program grew to be one of the U. S. Government’s most effective crimefighting tools. She retired from the Department of Justice Senior Executive Service in 2015. During this career, she also involved herself with numerous charitable enterprises, and worked as a mediation counselor for Howard County Maryland.
Candy led a rich life full of faith, family and friends. She was constantly surround by family, and enjoyed cheering on her children at events, creating crafts (diaper cakes were her latest specialty), planning events for her friends and family’s celebrations, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling and experiencing new culture, attending the theater, and continuing her pursuit of knowledge.
Candy met the love of her life, Tommy Olds, in 1974 while they were both employed by the U. S. Marshal Service. They were married on November 7, 1976 in Rockville, MD. Together they raised three children: Zachary Olds, Genevieve Good-Malloy, and Mary Olds.
Candy and Tommy were members of the St John’s Catholic Church in Columbia, MD for over forty years. Many of Candy’s closest friends were met at St. John’s and all her children were baptized there. She continued to be an active member of the church until her last days.
Candy is survived by her husband Tommy Olds, brother Harvey Aviles Jr., son Zachary, daughters Genevieve and Mary, son-in-law Nicholas Good-Malloy, and her grandchildren Jackson, Camden, and Zoey Candace Good-Malloy. Her legacy is one of love, kindness, charity and service to her community.