Jean Upchurch

Jean Upchurch, 66, of Bedias, passed away Tuesday evening, September 9, 2014 at her residence. A time for family to receive friends will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday September 12, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday September 13, also at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Pankey Cemetery in Bedias.

Jean was born July 4, 1948 in Navasota, Texas to Clifton and Essie Upchurch. She is a lifetime resident of the Brazos Valley and retired after working over 40 years for Alenco. She especially loved spending time with her great niece and great nephew.

Preceding her in death are her brother Lee Wayne Upchurch, nephew Daniel Powel, niece Amanda Upchurch, and her parents.

She leaves behind her brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifton and Peggy Upchurch, Dean and Betsy Upchurch, Ernest and Anna Upchurch; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ginger and Manuel Castillo, Elaine and Bob Zellers, and Gloria Williams.


  1. Aunt Jean was the bright star in all of our lives. She loved unconditionally, she was a very special person. I love and will always remember the special times and gifts she bestowed in my life and others. I have a lot of wonderful memories of times spent with her, I see her beautiful laugh and face and will remember that she is a person that made a difference in my life. Thank for being the person you were and helping me become the person I am today. I wish I could be there for my family in this time of need, but just know I love you all and I love my Aunt Jean more than I could ever show or tell. God Bless You all! You are in my thoughts and prayer! Sally Upchurch Morgan

  2. On behalf of the Alenco/Ply Gem Extrusion facility, we offer our condolences to her family and friends, We send our love to all who knew her in this difficult time. For those that had an opportunity to know her, she was truly an angel. She always helped those in need and would absolutely do anything for anyone! She dedicated over 40 years to a career that she loved and touched the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of employees! She will be missed!

    With deepest sympathy,

    Carla Robinson

  3. I thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity to work with Jean. I started my first real job under her care. She showed and displayed Love, caring and nurturing to me and others around us. She was a great mentor, displaying of how we are to serve others and imitate the love of Christ to others. She will be greatly missed.

    Peace to all of her family
    Janie Houston

    2 Corinthians 1:3–4
    All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. (NLT)

  4. My deepest condolences to your family for the loss of your dear beloved Jean. May you find comfort in knowing that one day soon “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isa.25:8) Then the promise is given that “the righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.”(Ps.37:29) We can be assured of this because “God, who cannot lie…” has promised this (Titus 1:2). For more encouraging scriptures on this subject please go to

  5. To my sister, my best friend. I miss you and I love you. Thank you for everything you have done and taught me through the years. Thank you for making me the person I am today. I miss you more than words can say, I miss your laugh, smile and our evening talks on your front porch. It’s not going to be the same without you. Logan and Mika will miss their coffee breaks with you. May you rest in peace sis, you will always be in my heart.
    Your sister and best friend(Ginger)

  6. Norma Jean was a great lady. She loved a great joke. You could tell when she was mad at you, and you could tell when she shared joy with you. I only knew her about 6 years and she never complained even when you knew she hurt very badly. She was a trooper and a true inspiration to people who knew and worked with her for many years at Alenco. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

    My condolences to her family as they go through the next months and years missing her. Take inspiration from her life!!!

  7. Mrs. Jean as most people called her will be greatly missed.
    I had the opportunity to work with
    her and the one thing I remember most about her is when she brought me three small porcelain hens….because She knew I collected them .

    I will always remember her kindness.
    My condolences to her family.

  8. Aunt Jean
    It was a joy to know you and I will miss you and sitting on your front porch for hours with Mika talking and watching her play, I know she brought so much joy to you. I am thankful you got to see her and know she was named after you (Mika Jean) even though it was only for a short time I will never let her forget you. You have been there for me and Michael so much and your kindness and sternness was greatly appreciated. Your in a place of joy and happiness now and with no more pain.
    Love you,

  9. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jean’s family. We will always remember her smiling face. We miss you Jean and are happy to have known you our many years together at Alenco. Love, Bill and Annette Adams

  10. Heartfelt condolences to the family. May you find comfort and peace in your many wonderful memories and in the loving support of God and family during this most difficult time.
    Psalm 55:22 & 1 Peter 5:7 have been scriptures that have help me, may they do so to you too.

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