Dolores “Dodie” <I>Robinson</I> Canfield


Dolores “Dodie” Robinson Canfield

Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Death 6 Apr 2009 (aged 76)
Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 202469536 View Source

Dolores Robinson Canfield, 76, passed away Monday, April 6, 2009, at her home in Conway. She was born Oct. 29, 1932, to the late R.J. and Carrie Robinson in Little Rock.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Conway, a 1951 graduate of Jacksonville High School and a 1955 graduate of Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway.
At JHS, she was president of her class, associate editor of the school paper, the 1950 Chapter Sweetheart of the FFA, and vice president of the Pulaski County chapter of the Future Teachers of America. A Polio survivor, she was the 1949 "Polio Queen" and the 1950 March of Dimes Queen of Pulaski County.
Her College teaching internship and her first teaching position were at Vilonia Elementary. She later taught at Baring Cross Elementary in North Little Rock, Lake Arthur Elementary in Lake Arthur, N.M., and English at Alamogordo High School in Alamogordo, N.M. She was the founding director of the Head Start program in Alamogordo, and the founding director of the Childhood Education Center at Valley Community Drive-In Church in San Dimas, Calif.
After returning to Arkansas, she worked at the Jacksonville News, Cash Printing in Jacksonville and the White County Record in Judsonia. In retirement, she enjoyed growing plants, reading, watching videos and playing board and card games with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Walton Robinson, Leonard Robinson and Raymond Robinson; and one sister, Doris Crowell, all of Little Rock. She is survived by her brother, Carl Robinson of Cabot; her former husband of 37 years and life-partner, Charles Canfield of Conway; two sons, Bryan Canfield of Sherwood and Brad Canfield of Conway; one Daughter, Camilla Kay Christman of Prospect, Ohio; one son of choice, Gary Smith of Sherwood; two grandsons, Chad Canfield of Cabot and Kevin Bohn of Ostrander, Ohio; four great-grandchildren, McKenzie Bohn and Dylan Bohn, both of Ostrander, Ohio, Caleb McManus and Cayden Canfield, both of Cabot. And a host of nieces and nephews.
Friends and family will gather at 1 p.m., a celebration of life at 2 p.m. followed by a reception and visitation in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2310 E. Oak St. in Conway, Arkansas.
Published Wednesday April 08, 2009

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