Conrad Marvin Roberson

1965 ~ 2023

Conrad Marvin Roberson, age 57, passed away on March 11, 2023, in Salt Lake City, Utah, after suffering an unexpected stroke. Born on August 23, 1965, in Mountain View, California, to Marvin Roland Roberson and Doris Jean Belbutowski, Conrad was raised in Provo, Utah.

He graduated from Provo High School Class of 1984, where he excelled in athletics. He continued his education at Brigham Young University, and was a member of the BYU National Championship Football Team in 1984. He served in the England Bristol Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Nancy Newman, August 4, 1987, with whom he had four children. They later divorced. Conrad met Chandra Lee Anderson Thompson, a widow of six years and mother to three children. He married his sweetheart on October 3, 2002, and helped to raise her “baby chicks.” They were later sealed in the Jordan River Temple on February 14, 2015.

Conrad had a love for education. He received two master's degrees, and was truly a man of many talents. He worked in sales and marketing as well as healthcare customer advocacy. He was a patient teacher and found joy in serving others. He had a calming and soothing voice that provided comfort and safety. His great sense of humor, laughter, and infectious smile could light up any room. He was brilliant and a very knowledgeable man; skilled and passionate in auto mechanics, woodwork and carpentry, leather work, and long-range marksmanship. Conrad was a wordsmith, an avid reader, a photographer, and a foodie. Some of our most cherished memories together are simple moments of watching our favorite TV show or movie, eating snacks and treats, while laying by the fireplace. He loved the quiet solace and beauty of nature, the ocean, and camping in the mountains. Conrad loved being a DjaDju (Polish for Grandfather) to his six grandchildren. Ultimately, there was nothing more important to him than family.

Conrad is survived by his wife Chandra Lee; children: Alexandra (Faith) Roberson Zheng, Abigail Roberson, Connor Roberson, Anastasia Roberson, Lindsay (Ashley) Thompson, Shaun Thompson, Kirstey (Tyler) Thompson Smith; grandchildren: Sawyer Smith (8), Lydia Thompson (7), Blair Smith (5), Luke Thompson (5), Lincoln Thompson (2), and Chandler Smith (1); sister Dina Roberson; his children’s mother Nancy (Andrew) Ayers, Emma Clement Thompson (mother of Lydia, Luke, and Lincoln), numerous extended family members, and friends who were so dear. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Doris Roberson, and sister Echo (Jim) Fling.

While this is an incredible loss, we are grateful he could be an organ donor and bless the lives of so many. His name will be etched in the Celebration of Life Monument located in downtown Salt Lake City at Library Square. There will be no public services; however, we will continue to celebrate his life and legacy. Our family would love to receive any stories, memories, and pictures you have of him. Please email them to

To honor Conrad’s life, please reach out to someone you love, or someone in need of love, and serve them. We express gratitude for all the strength and comfort we have felt from your prayers, acts of service, and messages of love and support.


Grateful for the way Uncle Conrad blessed and influenced my life and the encouragement he gave me and my young growing family. Much love from the Bryce and Sheree Anderson family.

- Bryce Anderson