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Elsie M. Upchurch

January 30, 1923 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 101) 101 Years Old

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Elsie M. (Brown) Upchurch, 101, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Freedom Village, Coatesville.

Born in Cleveland, OH, Elsie was the daughter of the late James Feron and Helen (Hartman) Brown. She was wife of the late Eldon Upchurch, who passed away in 1994.

Elsie is survived by her stepson: Michael Baldwin of Las Vegas, NV; brother: Richard Brown; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Elsie was preceded in death by her siblings: Eugene Brown, Ernest Brown, Robert Brown, Rosemary Van Metre, Lucy Buchanan, Ellen Louise Vanderbosch, Jean Rosenkaimer, and Betty Orlic.

After spending her childhood between Williamsport and Philadelphia as a teenager, Elsie graduated from Germantown High School and went on to build her career at the Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, NM where she also met her husband. She absolutely adored living in the southwest and made many lifelong friends through her work and hobbies which included traveling, camping, golf and skiing. 

Services will be conducted privately by the family. 

Memorial contributions in Elsie’s name may be made to the ALS Foundation.


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