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Carolyn Joyce Upshaw


1934 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Carolyn Joyce Upshaw Obituary
Carolyn Joyce Upshaw June 9, 1934 - April 10, 2013 Carolyn was born to Frank and Velma Combs in Arvin, CA. Carolyn enjoyed traveling. She saw so much of the world. She loved the many cruises she took. Carolyn loved going to the beach where she could sit on the warm sand and put her toes in the water. Carolyn's best trips were to her sister Linda's where they spent days together shopping and enjoying each others company. Carolyn loved spending time with her family and friends it brought her so much joy. Carolyn was a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed playing Canasta with her friends. Carolyn worked many years in Insurance until she retired. Carolyn graduated from Arvin High School in 1952. She was part of the first graduating class. Carolyn was preceded in death by her mother, Velma Combs; her father, Frank Combs; and brother, Robert Combs. Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Belinda Upshaw; daughter-in-law, Irene Rodriguez; sons, Rodney Upshaw Sr., and Darren Upshaw; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Upshaw; sister, Linda Sisco and husband Ron Sisco; grandchildren, Rodney Upshaw Jr. and wife Ashley Upshaw, Brittany Gutierrez and husband Jay, Shaina Upshaw Seavolt and husband Jackie, Ashleigh Upshaw, and Johnny Upshaw; great grandchildren, Jaselle Antonia Seavolt, and Hailey Faith Gutierrez; Carolyn's best friend and cat, Molly. A Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 17th, 2:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd. A Celebration of Life will follow from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at 1003 Pebble Beach, Kern City, poolside. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian from Apr. 13 to Apr. 17, 2013
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