Candice Clarkson Roberts

July 15, 1960September 9, 2020

CANDICE CLARKSON ROBERTS, 60, died peacefully in Conway on September 9, 2020. Born to Col. Rolland F. Clarkson, Jr. and Marilyn Manrose Clarkson on July 15, 1960, in Atchison, Kansas. As an Airforce Brat, Candice frequently moved with her family when her father was stationed at numerous Air Force bases in the US and abroad.

In 1975, Candi moved to Sherwood where she attended Sylvan Hills High School. She moved to North Carolina for her senior year. She returned to Arkansas where she attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. The place she called home was central Arkansas. Over the years, Candi made many lifelong friends and several have been by her side through her short illness.

Candi was fun loving and enjoyed travel. She has always said, having her son, Charlie, was her greatest accomplishment. She loved her son dearly, traveling miles to watch him play baseball. Her happy place was the lake. She loved her birthdays (more than most people) and would make sure everyone knew it was her birthday. A favorite saying of hers was, I’m the Princess . . . That’s why!

Candi was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind her loving son, Charles Conrad Roberts, brother, Randy (Zanya) Clarkson, nephews, Sean Clarkson (Madison Ward), Derek (Mary Kate) Clarkson and numerous loving cousins and friends.

A private service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19, at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills in Sherwood.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Or, have a drink on the lake with friends.


  • American Cancer Society


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020


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Julann Carney

September 15, 2020

There were countless times I cried my mascara off because of the joyous laughter that ensued around this sparky, snarky & sensational woman. I’ll take to my grave some of those wonderful shenanigans we shared. You were one of a kind Candace Clarkson Roberts.
I treasure my friendship with you. I’m so sorry that you had to go. The world lost a heckuva gal. My heart goes out to Charlie, your brother & family. I’ll love & remember you always ❤️

Les Kyzer

September 14, 2020

Candi’s journey has begun and if I’m right. It’s glorious...
We left behind must try harder...
Our turn is coming and we don’t want to miss our ride.
Rest Now Little Sister....
The man has Big Plans for You....

Les Kyzer

September 14, 2020

Rest Well Little Sister....
Your Journey has began and it’s going to be Bodacious 🌹🦅🇺🇸

Brenda Baioni

September 12, 2020

We started our friendship as baseball moms but this friendship lasted long after the last pitch. In the last few years I would say she was my closest friend here. I’ll miss our long phone conversations, dinners out and just a glass of wine on the back deck. She could make me laugh like no other. Gals like Candi are rare. I’ll miss you my friend. Until we meet again. Charlie & already know...anything you need I’m here for you both!

Ann (France) Estes

September 12, 2020

I knew Candi and most of her family as clients at the hair salon where I worked! I remember Candi when she worked at a travel agency. I became her client! She was wonderful, had an awesome and fun personality! I’m so sad to hear of her passing! RIP Candi🙏🏼🛐✝️

Barbara Quantrille

September 12, 2020

Candi and I worked in the travel business together for years! Such a sweetie! I love you and will always be in my prayers and heart! ❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏

Donna Woolverton-Casey

September 11, 2020

Always ready for a party, adventure or just a good time! A smile that was bright and a laugh you could hear wayyyyy down the hall!
Rest In Peace friend - you were taken too soon!

Ron DeBerry

September 11, 2020

I’ve known Princess Candi since she moved to Sherwood in 1975. I’ve enjoyed hundreds of occasions over the years with Candi and our group of dear friends. She was always the same fun loving person and a great friend to have to have known. She will be missed by all of us that knew her and enjoyed great times. My thoughts go out to her family.

Ron and Stephanie DeBerry

Deborah Cimock

September 11, 2020

I loved this sassy lady to the moon and back! I met Candi back in the 80's when my husband (Mark) and I moved to Arkansas from California (we are originally from Michigan). We became friends instantly while working at Blackwood Travel and have maintained that friendship until now. You called me your field hippie friend!! Ha! I did a lot of travel with Candi and Beth McRae over the years and have the best memories. Candi you are forever in my heart and I am so glad that I recently spent time with you in Chimney Rock, NC at our Mt cottage and most recently at Grayson McRae's wedding.. I love you and will cherish all of those wonderful memories..Deborah Cimock


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