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 Paul Eugene “Tubby” Umphrey, Sr

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Paul Eugene “Tubby” Umphrey, Sr

  • Birth 7 Sep 1924 Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 12 Jan 2007 Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Mesick, Wexford County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 100291599

Paul Umphrey was always known in the family as "Tubby." I am not certain of the origins of the name, but it stemmed from his early life in Iowa. He was born September 7, 1924, at Mercy Hospital in Burlington, Iowa, the youngest child of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey (1897-1931) and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey (1897-1970). Tubby married Lois Ann Thibodeau in 1943 in Pontiac, Michigan. They had three sons and a daughter. Their oldest son, Paul Eugene Jr., known as "Paulie," died in a motorcycle accident in 1967. Their other children are daughter, Sharon Louise (Umphrey) Aldrich (1948-2012), and sons Steven Lynn "Steve" and Thomas Michael "Mike" Umphrey.


From the Cadillac News, January 16, 2007; Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan:

Cadillac (MI) -- Paul E. Umphrey of Mesick died Friday night, January 12, 2007, at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. He was 82.

He was born September 7, 1924 in Burlington, Iowa, to Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey. He married the former Lois A. Thibodeau on August 28, 1943, and they had lived in the Pontiac area for 20 years and moved to Mesick in 1970.

Survivors include: his wife, Lois of Mesick; daughter, Sharon Aldrich of Cadillac; sons, Steve (Terese) of Cheboygan, and Mike (Dawn) Umphrey of Roscommon; nine grandchildren, Curtis, Kim, Jenny, Shannon, Jeremy, Joshua, Lois, Michael and Scott; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Thelma Bearde of Troy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, a brother; and a son, Paul E. Umphrey Jr.

Memorial services will take place in the spring in the Antioch Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were made by the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac.

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  • Created by: DW Brumm
  • Added: 6 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100291599
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Eugene “Tubby” Umphrey, Sr (7 Sep 1924–12 Jan 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100291599, citing Antioch Township Cemetery, Mesick, Wexford County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by DW Brumm (contributor 47781608) .