On Saturday November 13, 2021 Mary Ruth Upton, age 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Oakley, California. Her passing leaves a huge hole in the hearts and lives of all those who loved her.

Ruth was born on July 27, 1930. She married Marvin Leroy Upton on January 29, 1949. They were married for 61 years before he passed away in 2010. She is survived by her children Marie (Steve), Jack (LaVerne), Terry (Sue), Donna, Angie (David) and Danny. She also leaves 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren.

Ruth worked as a yard supervisor at Oakley Middle School from 1976-1988 where she was lovingly known to many students as Grandma.

She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years at the First Southern Baptist Church in Oakley, where she attended for more than 60 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held on December 7th at the Flor do Oakley Hall in Oakley at 12:00 p.m.