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Valeria Gene Upton

May 5, 1920 ~ March 3, 2018 (age 97)

Valeria Gene Upton

Resident of San Jose

May 5, 1920 to March 3, 2018

Valeria was born to James and Lottie Parker of Forest Grove, Oregon, graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland and earned a degree in nursing from University of Portland.   After graduation in 1944, she joined the Navy Nurse Corps and served at various US Navy facilities which included:  Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, U S Marine Base in San Diego and USN Dispensary, Roosevelt Base in San Pedro, California.

After her honorable discharge from the Navy in March of 1946, she took post graduate courses in Public Health at the University of Oregon.  After completion of these studies, she worked as a Public Health Nurse in Medford, Oregon.

After several years working in that position, she traveled to California, where she worked for San Mateo County.  Shortly after, she met and married the love of her life, Warren Upton, a resident of San Francisco. They later had five children and continued to reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Valeria is survived by her loving husband Warren, and devoted children Dennis Upton, Charles Upton, Mary Upton, Jill Parsons and Barbara Upton.  Valeria is also survived by five beautiful grandchildren;  Jessica Marie Diangson, Nicholas Allan Parsons, Haley Joyce Parsons, Trey Joseph Upton, and Crystal Ann Makarenko, and three great grandchildren; Zayden Levi Razo, Julian Xavier Razo, Katerina Makarenko.

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