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Geraldine Uphaus


Geraldine (Sather) Uphaus, 95, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow, followed by interment in the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.

She was born to Bennie B. and Hazel (Reed) Sather on March 5, 1919, in Avondale, Mont. She moved into Glasgow with her family in 1934 and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1936. She was married the same year to William H. Uphaus. They lived for a few years in Glasgow, then moved to their ranch on Brazil Creek in 1940. After Bill's death in 1997, she still resided on the ranch. She moved to Nemont Manor in Glasgow in 2004 and then to Valley View in 2013.

She always raised a large garden. She canned vegetables, fruits and meat, made sauerkraut, pickled beets, and mincemeat for the holiday pies. She was a wonderful cook and baker. The family enjoyed her delicacies.

She kept a daily diary for over 65 years on farm activities, weather, social events attended or who had visited them. She kept up a birthday book that has every family member's birthday, wedding, or death recorded. She enjoyed playing cards, assembling jig-saw puzzles, crocheting and bowling.

She worked at Glasgow Livestock Sales and the school lunch. She was a charter member of Valley Ridgerunners and the Wittmayer Grazing Association, and was a member of the Valley Cowbelles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; three sisters, Mavis Donovan, Lorene Egosque and Arlis Peck; two brothers, Bennie and Menford Sather; and a grandson, Cole Uphaus.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Uphaus and his wife, Louise, of Glasgow and Gerald Uphaus and his wife, Laurie, of Malta; one daughter, Carol Granada and her husband, Pete, of Frazer; a brother, Louis Sather and his wife, Bernadine, of Glasgow; three sisters-in-law, Theresa Sather of Fairfield, Mont., Merla Gines of Seattle, and Hazel Hawkins of Wenatchee, Wash .; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

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