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Jean Hamilton Lindsay Upton


1925 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Jean Hamilton Lindsay Upton Obituary
She was born on June 14,1925 in Albany, NY to John & Lillian Lindsay and passed into God's eternal garden on December 17, 2016 at her home of 66 years in Santa Ana. She was valedictorian of Russell Sage College in Troy, NY & had a scholarship to continue her study of French at the Sorbonne in Paris, but was unable to attain that dream because of the onset of WWII. She lived in NYC when she met George, the love of her life, in October 1947 on a blind date. After getting married there in January during the blizzard of '48 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale they moved to California and settled not long afterwards in Santa Ana. Jean had a life long love of books and enjoyed gardening, boating & was always on the lookout for a great sale. She and George spent retirement traveling to many destinations, but especially enjoyed their month long stays in London and annual anniversary trips to Honolulu. She was involved in numberous volunteer activities, among them scouting, Ebell Club, Friends of SA Library, Carl Harvey School & was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Santa Ana. She had a beautiful voice and we know she's now singing her beloved old time hymns in God's heavenly choir. She leaves behind her beloved husband of almost 69 years, George, as well as her three children Mark, Susan (Bruce Channing) & Gail (Bill Mock). She was also a beloved Bama to 6 grandchildren: Kelly (Ken), Ryan (Michele), Brett (Jessica), Kate (Michael), Erin (Geoff) & Brittany. She also leaves behind 4 great grandsons, with a great granddaughter (finally) on the way. Her viewing will be on Wednesday December 28 at Fairhavem Mortuary from 4-8pm, with the celebration of life service taking place there on Friday December 30 in Waverly Chapel at noon. She will be sorely missed by all who loved her & we find comfort that we'll see her again in eternity.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 24, 2016
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