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CLAUDIA ‘CANDY’ COBURN
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Claudia Carol Coburn known as “Candy Coburn” to family and friends of Glendale, California and Aspen, Colorado passed away on May 10, 2020 from a heart attack in Las Vegas, Nevada where she was retired.
Candy was a successful child actress with leading roles in “The Children’s Hour” and “A Child Is Waiting”, and as an adult in “The Fugitive” original cast. As a skater, she was a U.S. Figure Skating Gold Dance Medalist, 7th Figures and Freestyle, Regional and Sectional competitor, and partner with Greg Jenkins. She represented the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club and the Broadmoor Skating Club.
After graduating from Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale Ca. and attending Glendale Community College she briefly joined Ice Capades for a season. Candy then toured for twelve years with Ice Follies, and Holiday on Ice National Company with tours in Taiwan and Mexico along with the United States and Canada. Candy was a union member of SAG-AFTRA and other performing associations. After touring, Candy became a professional floral designer exemplifying her artistic flair. She loved her dogs, cooking, crafting, sewing, and was still a fan of the sport of figure skating.
Candy is preceded in death by her first husband, Jerry Winicki, and her father Ward C. Coburn.
Candy is survived by her parents, Leo and Marjory Van Valkenburg, and her sister Cynthia Van Valkenburg, of Escalon, California along with her second husband, divorced; David Garringer of Orange County, California.
A private prayer service was held Saturday, May 16 at 2:00 pm at the Davis Funeral Home in Las Vegas.
The family of Candy wish to extend our sincerest thank you to all of you who loved her and will keep her close to your hearts. There is a Memorial fund set up with the American Heart Association to honor Candy’s life. Please go to the American Heart Association website for contributions and information.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times

June 3, 2020