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August 3, 1945 ~ September 16, 2022 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Kandy P. Williams (Kim Pomok) of Surfside Beach, SC passed away peacefully at NHC Healthcare Garden City on Friday September 16th, 2022 with her family by her side after a painfully long journey with Multiple Myeloma.
She was born and raised in Busan (Pusan), South Korea and kept a very private detail of her upbringing of prior to moving to the United States but it is known that her parents predeceased her with no further family detail.
In April 1971 she moved to Cornwall, VT to be with her former husband Kenneth Williams of 16yrs of whom she had met when he was enlisted with the US Army and stationed within her hometown. She was well educated and spoke fluent English which eased some of leaving what was known but the transition wasn’t overly simple or welcome at times, but she worked hard to fit in with her new family and lifestyle.
Kandy was a very outgoing individual that led multiple lives within one as she recreated herself whilst going about her independent ways. She held many different roles aside from being a homemaker to anything within the food industry, nursing, general contracting to working and then owning a shoe repair business and co-owner/instructor of a small Tae-Kwon-Do school. She was a Jill-of-all-trades and do-it-yourselfer to its fullest who loved her vegetable and flower gardens! One thing that stands out the most though was her love of helping others and especially children! This was prevalent during one of the longer standing positions she held of managing Skateland Roll-A-Rinx in Williston, VT. Kandy could do anything that she put her mind too > except skate herself as it would end with severe bruising when she tried. But she sure knew how to instruct others on how to do it and could be heard across the building anytime she needed to get her point across as if you were not following the rules or did something amiss in “her snack bar” > you were going to hear about it and had better correct yourself. However, her talks, lessons, and guidance to many many patrons will forever be remembered by many. In the fall of 2001, she cut ties with Vermont to head out on another life journey with initially relocating to Asheville, NC. After which there is evidence to show she traveled across the US and finally when her health could no longer sustain a comfortable lifestyle, she ended her journey in similar surroundings of what her childhood was like with being on the coast of South Carolina with being in Charleston for a bit to then finally Myrtle Beach/Surfside Beach.
She is survived by her son Keith, grandchildren Kolton and Kalvin along with a very special friend Cathy Nelson who was a huge advocate, savior and shining light for her as without that level of care Kandy would not have gotten the care she needed that led to her being reunited with her family and getting the gift of time to be with them for her final journey.
No services are planned at this time with a small gathering/remembrance to be planned at the former Skateland location at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kandy’s name to St. Jude.