Clarice Mae Roalson


Clarice Roalson, age 86 died peacefully on Thursday December 23, 2021 in her Mt Royal Pines III apartment. She is preceded in death by her husband, Daryl; parents, Leonard and Pearl Anderson; brother Roger Anderson and sister, Marian Locke. She is survived by three children, Michael (Teresa) Roalson, Kevin (Brooke) Roalson, Kristin (Robert) Shamblott; grandchildren, Erik Roalson, Joshua (Gao) Roalson, Max (Amanda) Shamblott, Michaela Shamblott, Keelan Roalson, Maren Shamblott, and Claire Roalson; five great grandchildren; her brother Melvin Anderson, and Sister-in-laws; Joyce Anderson, Delly Anderson, Velma Roalson, and many nieces and nephews.

Clarice grew up a farm girl in East Chain, MN. She later studied at the Minneapolis School of Business. After marrying, Clarice spent her early adult life in Fairmont, MN. In 1968, Clarice and Daryl packed up their family and moved to their most loved vacation destination – Duluth! There she worked as an administrative secretary / bookkeeper for both the Retail Clerks and Iron Workers unions, then made her final job move to Beckley Cardy, serving as a Customer Service Rep before retiring in 1997. She had many loves and talents including active gardener, cook & baker, dedicated agate picker, dog lover, insatiable reader, and warm commentator with a view as a creative debate participant in her Lakeside Pres. Book Club. Mom loved politics and was an active DFL convention delegate and volunteer. She was a sincere listener and great conversationist to others – she only asked that you stay for coffee. Life couldn’t be decided however by only 1 cup. She formally studied Office Administration, yet because of her love of clothing and accessorizing, one might wonder if she had actually studied at a Paris fashion academy? Mom always dressed to the nines and was one classy lady! The final yarns she wove in life turned into some of the most snuggly comforters crocheted with love for her cherished grandkids.

We’d like to thank her caregivers at the Pines III Assisted Living Facility and Essentia Hospice. A private family memorial will be held later this Spring.