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Velora Upstone


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Velora Upstone Obituary
Upstone, Velora
of Sun City West AZ., formerly of Rockford, IL, died peacefully in her sleep after a short illness on May 25th, 2016 at Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale. Born September 23rd, 1934 in Rockford, she is predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Helen Konetski, also of Rockford. Velora graduated from Muldoon High School and went to work at Pioneer Life Insurance, where she was employed for 48 years. Vel started as an entry level employee and over time through hard work and countless hours of study, worked her way to Vice President of Accounting at the company before retiring. Six years later, Vel moved to Sun City West to be closer to her one child Douglas and his wife Kim, their two children Melissa and Brent, and started a new life developing a new friends, while being closer to the family she loved. Everyone who knew Vel said the same thing, vibrant, full of life and loved her grandchildren. Survivors include her two sisters, Margie (Richard) Heintz of Sacramento, CA, Ceil (Bill) Lonergan of Rockford; son Douglas (Kim) Upstone; granddaughter Melissa Upstone of Scottsdale; Brent Upstone of Phoenix and two great granddaughters Grace and Amalia. Services will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church 14818 W. Deer Valley Drive, Sun City West, AZ on Saturday June 4th at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to or to the family to be divided among Vel's favorite local charities. Condolences and any donations can be sent to Doug Upstone at - 14897 N. 97th Place, Scottsdale AZ 85260.
Published in The Arizona Republic on June 1, 2016
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