July 4, 1942 - March 22, 2021
Saronda Sue Gladden Canup was born on July 4, 1942 in Springdale, Arkansas and passed away March 22, 2021 at the age of 78. She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Liz Johnson Gladden. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Gary Canup. Two daughters, Cindy Fitzgerald (Dwayne), Carie Edwards (Todd). Two brothers John and Butch Gladden. 4 Grandchildren, Robert (Alex) and Ryan (Amanda) Fitzgerald, and Kennedy and Ty Edwards. Five great-grandchildren, Oliver, Morrison, Finn, Theodore and Remington Fitzgerald. Her favorite shopping partner and dear friend who she loved like her family, Kenna Evans. And her favorite dog NuNu. Sue graduated in 1960 from Springdale High School where she was a cheerleader. She participated in the Springdale Quadrille group performing square dance on horseback. In 1959 she was crowned Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks and she was very involved in the rodeo with her entire family. Her favorite quote was “It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice”. Sue was a BIG Razorback fan and always LOVED wearing her Hog shirts. She became an elementary librarian for Spgd school district and loved encouraging the children to read. She then started a Medical Lab courier service as Manager and employed her two daughters, son-in -law and many of her very close friends. Upon retiring she again worked for Spgd school District as a substitute at Har-Ber High school. Sue was an active member of Oak Grove Baptist Church for over 50 years where she served as Treasurer. And she was a devout Christian. Visitation and Services will be held at Oak Grove Baptist church. Visitation is Monday, March 29 from 5-7pm and Services Tuesday at 10am. Burial at Elm Springs cemetery. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church or The Frank Broyles Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Saronda Sue Gladden Canup was born on July 4, 1942 in Springdale, Arkansas and passed away March 22, 2021 at the age of 78. She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Liz Johnson Gladden. She is survived by her husband of 59 years,... View Obituary & Service Information
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