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Sally Ann Wild Upshaw

December 31, 1925 - October 13, 2020

Sally Ann Wild Upshaw, 94, of Gether, died October 13, 2020 at her home.  Born in Helena, Montana on December 31, 1925, she moved a lot because her stepdad was in the Army.  She graduated from Mary Washington College.  She was a legal and corporate secretary, and then a substitute teacher in Caroline County.  She loved her church, Shiloh United Methodist Church, and was very active in the women’s group and choir.  She also served as a Sunday School teacher for many years.  She blessed so many with her gift of letter writing, as well as conversing on the phone.  Her years of writing the local newspaper’s community column for Gether was a highlight for so many.  She also enjoyed reading, singing, playing Canasta, and time with her family, especially her great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; two brothers, Don and Wayne Clarke, a sister, Ramona Clarke Patton.  Survivors include her son, E.T. “Tracy” III (Kaki) of Bagby; three daughters, Marjorie Cody (Gene) of Haines City, Florida; and Sherrie and Kim of Gether; five grandchildren, LeeAnn Haranda (Jordan), Ned Upshaw (Natalie), Turner Cody, Charlie Upshaw, and Jamie Hutchison (Daniel); five great grandchildren, Kaylee and Chase Haranda, Hunter Cody, Reese Upshaw, and Rhett Hutchison; two brothers, Mark and Lawrence Clarke of Utah; and one sister Shirley Clarke Neilson of Canada.  She also had numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held October 17, at 2:30pm in Shiloh United Methodist Church, Bagby, with Pastor Jarvis Bailey and Pastor Bill Duganne officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.   The family will receive friends at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green on October 16, from 6-8p.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church Treasurer, 25038 Mattaponi Trail, Milford, VA  22514 or your favorite charity.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

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