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 Frances Rebecca <I>Griffin</I> Updike

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Frances Rebecca Griffin Updike

  • Birth 1 Oct 1912 Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 26 Dec 2004 Mosherville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Gillett, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 45290805

GRIFFIN -FRANCES GRIFFIN UPDIKE, (SRGP 20878) A long time resident of Gillett, PA and the Bakercrest Home for the Elderly where she had resided for several years, died Sunday morning, Dec. 26, 2004 at the age of 92. Born on October 1, 1912 in Tioga County, PA. Frances was the daughter of George & Louise Barton Griffin. She married Glenn Updike on March 17, 1939 in Gillett, PA and he predeceased her earlier this year on May 13, 2004 after 65 years of marriage. Frances was a homemaker who was devoted to her husband and children, worked hard on the family farm, and raised her family to serve the Lord. She was a founding member of the South Creek Evangelical Church, Wellsburg. In earlier years she was employed as a telephone operator in Auburn, operated a beauty parlor in Gillett, PA and was employed for over 29 years with the Remington Rand here in Elmira. Surviving is Frances' loving sons and daughters-in-law, James and Margaret Updike, Pine City; Daniel and Evelyn Updike, Hamlin; five grandchildren, James (Cris) Updike; Amy (Bob) Atwater; Dr. Glenn Updike; Mattie (Joel) Zarpentine and Daniel (Caryn) Updike; four great-grandchildren, Eli, Jenna, "AJ" and Callie; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Frances was the sole survivor of her fourteen brothers and sisters. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, December 30, 2004 from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. with her pastor, the Reverend Bryan Kain officiating. Interment will follow in the Updike Family Plot of Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. Memorials may be directed to the Bakercrest Home for the Elderly Activity Fund, RD2, Box 195, Millerton, PA for Frances' fellow residents and friends. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Don Baker and his wonderful staff of Bakercrest for all the comfort and care you brought our parents during their final years. May God Bless Each of You. –Elmira Star Gazette. Obituary courtesy of Joyce Tice web site.



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  • Created by: bcjones5
  • Added: 10 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45290805
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frances Rebecca Griffin Updike (1 Oct 1912–26 Dec 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45290805, citing Lower Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by bcjones5 (contributor 47190788) .