Mildred Dephine Updike Broughman was born on June 13, 1922 in Bedford, the daughter of Frank Bennett Updike and Lessie Gertrude Phelps Updike. She died Sunday, March 10, 2013. She was the last survivor of ten siblings: Thelma, Marvin, Helen (Lemon Cadd Davis), Eva (Martin), Gerald, Max, Grace (Davis Jenkins), Doris (Whorley Goad), and Sherman. She lived most of her life in Virginia, where she retired from the American Viscose Corporation in Front Royal in the 70's. Survivors include many nieces, nephews, and dear friends: Dorothy Lemon Shell, Bobby and Sylvia Lemon, Otis Martin, Leona and Berkley St. Clair, Reggie and Linda Updike, Joe and Judy Updike, Phil and Tina Updike, David and JJ Updike, Stephen Updike, Maxine Updike, Charles Davis, Paul Davis, Carlene and Jay Jackson, Ron Goad, Larry Updike, Charlotte Updike, Delores McDonald, and Glen Updike, Doug and Wanda Dellis, and Marian Burnette. She was preceded in death by her first husband Robert Wendling, whom she married in 1943, and by Lloyd Broughman, whom she married in 1958. She donated her body to the Virginia Anatomical Institute. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to benefit the research to end life-threatening diseases. A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford.
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Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike Bedford, VA 24523-1803
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2013