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Kathryn Anne (Blayney) Upton

December 19, 1929 September 21, 2018
Kathryn Anne (Blayney) Upton
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Kathryn Anne (Blayney) Upton died at the Rogue Valley Manor September 21, 2018. Born in Iowa, she grew up in Piqua, Ohio where she was recognized as a scholar and serious student. She was second in her graduating class at Ohio Wesleyan University. In 1951 she entered classes at Northwestern Medical School and later at Southern Oregon University. She was a dedicated scientific researcher who worked at pharmaceutical companies, Proctor and Gamble Corp. in Cincinnati and at LSU Medical School in New Orleans.
She married Tom Upton in 1952 in Piqua and lived in several states before she and her husband moved from California, New Orleans, and then to Medford, Oregon.
Anne and her husband welcomed two children, Amy and Andrew.
Anne had classes in design at SOU then worked at a studio in Medford.
The Uptons moved from their home on Foothills Rd to the Rogue Valley Manor in the year 2000.
Anne is survived by her husband, Dr. Thomas Upton; her daughter, Amy Upton of Medford; and son, Andrew of Tracy, California.
No services are planned. She requested the Southern Oregon Humane Society for any remembrances.


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