Candice L. Highfield (1958-2021)

Posted January 7, 2021

There are some who bring a light so bright for the world that even after they have gone, the light remains. Candice L. (Bohr) Highfield, 62, of Lebanon, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, of complications from COVID-19. Born in Lebanon, Candice was the daughter of the late Raymond S. Bohr and the late Arlene M. (Walborn) Sobbing, Bohr, Reigle. She was preceded in death by her sister, Josephine Roxane Bohr.

Candice is survived by her husband of 25 years, Edward Highfield, and her son, Jared Highfield. In addition to nieces, nephews, an aunt, and a host of in-laws, she is also survived by her siblings, Barbara Maurer, of Jonestown, Joseph I, husband of Karen Sobbing, of Chesterfield, VA, Sharon M, wife of George Polarek, of Myrtle Beach, SC, Simon J, husband of Pamela Bohr, of West Lebanon Twp., and Kimberly, wife of Drew Evanoff, of Harrisburg.

Candice was a dedicated wife and mother. She enjoyed the beach and loved her Starbucks.

Candice gained her Bachelor’s of Social Work from Shippensburg State University and Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She completed her Doctorate in Education at Immaculata University.

For 13 years, Candice was a social worker and home and school visitor for the Hempfield School District. Candice began her social work career with the Lebanon County CYS abuse unit, before working for ChildLine. She then returned to the Child Abuse Unit in Lebanon as a supervisor before taking on clinical and supervisory roles at the Adolescent Unit at Holy Spirit Hospital and KidsPeace. Candice began her work as a school social worker with the Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit, before coming to Hempfield. In 2013, Candice was named Pennsylvania Association of School Social Work Personnel School Social Worker/Home and School Visitor of the Year.

Candice was a tireless and passionate advocate for the many students and families she served. She empowered those who have been marginalized and helped them to thrive with dignity.

She was loved and will be missed by the many lives she touched.

A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 126 S. 9th St., Lebanon. In lieu of flowers, donations in Candice’s name may be made to Hempfield Help Thy Neighbor. Please share your memories with the family at our online guest book at thompsonfuneralhomelebanon.com

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