Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 9:00 am. in the Shafter Cemetery for Jewel Upchurch, 88, who died July 23, 2016 after an extended illness.
Jewel was born in Randlett, Oklahoma and had lived in Bakersfield for the past 60 years.
She was trained as a Keypunch Operator in the early days of computers, retiring as a Data Entry clerk and supervisor, working for Rain For Rent.
Known as "Nana" to family and friends, she was a devoted grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was proud of the five generations of family.
She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd Upchurch, her daughter Jeannie Upchurch, her father and mother Cecil and Lavena Hatcher, and her son-in-law Chuck Clements. She is survived by her daughter Linda Clements, her granddaughters Lisa Clements Feeney (David) and Lori Clements Moore (James); great-granddaughter Mikayla Moore Gomez (Keno Jr.); grandsons Justin Moore and Liam Feeney; great-great-granddaughter Layla Gomez.
Visitation Friday from 1- 5 pm. in the Mission Family Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks a donation to
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