Bulah "Christine" Upton was born September 2, 1939, to A.D. and Beatrice (Jackson) Jones in Atoka, Oklahoma. She passed away on January 1, 2020, at her home in Apache. She was 80.
Visitation with the family will be Friday, January 3, from 5:00-7:00PM at the Crews Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, January 4, at 11:00AM at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Caleb McDowell officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crews Funeral Home.
Christine attended Anadarko public schools. She married the love of her life, Joe Norvel Upton, on February 4, 1956, in Anadarko. She enjoyed doing ceramics and loved to paint them. Her main interest in ceramics was Native American heads, horses, and Native American artifacts. She liked to visit the casinos. Christmas was her favorite holiday and she enjoyed playing Dirty Santa. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; parents; and sister, Beverly Jones.
Christine is survived by her children: Mike and wife Carol Upton of Blanchard, Dale and wife Tessa Upton of Verden, Ronnie and wife Jodi Upton of Winter Haven, Florida, Terry and wife Wendy Upton of McRae, Georgia, Sherrie and husband Dewayne Stafford of Apache; grandchildren: Cody and wife Sarah Upton, Tiffany and husband Shawn Morris, Jessica Upton, Crystal Upton, Dillon Upton, Devin and wife Cayla Upton, Kayla and husband Louis Murillo, Kory and wife Sheila Upton, Kameron Upton, Tyler and wife Taylor Robinson; great grandchildren: Kaden and wife Terri Upton, Tinley Upton, Junior Mollett, Kaleighna Murillo, Brennen Murillo, Abby Upton, Quanah Upton, Aliyah Upton, Aaden Upton, Emma Upton, Atlas Upton; brother, Arnold "Sonny" and wife Betty Jones; and sisters, Recia Orme, Carolyn and husband Jimmy Gildwell, Glenda and husband Ken Roddy.
Serving as pallbearers will be Cody Upton, Dillon Upton, Kayden Upton, Devin Upton, Jerry Upton, and Frank Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Upton, Junior Mollett, and Shane Upton.
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