Gwendolyn Tandy Upchurch, born on Aug. 8, 1989, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Visitation: The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Gwendolyn was a remarkable young woman who lit up a room and deeply touched those she met. Words will never express how much we love and miss her yet her spirit lives on in us all. We are grieving her lost battle to addiction that she fought so valiantly. Our family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to all who tried so hard to help her and for the prayers and thoughts that have sustained us in the past, present and future. Should you wish to send something to honor Gwendolyn’s memory, in lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation to either of two organizations that capture the spirit of her life and heart: MHMR Visions for Billy Gregory/Pine Street; online donations accepted at their website: www.mhmrvisions.org and checks made out to “MHMR Visions for Billy Gregory/Pine Street” can be mailed to MHMR Visions, 3840 Hulen St., Suite 516, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. The second organization is: Youth First Texas, checks made out to “Youth First Texas” can be mailed to: Youth First Texas, Chapter, 3824 Cedar Springs Road, # 569, Dallas, Texas 75219. Survivors: Gwendolyn is survived by her loving family members: mother, Elizabeth Anderson of Fort Worth; father, Matthew D. Upchurch and wife, Jessica Hall Upchurch, of Fort Worth; sister, Evan Upchurch; brother, Matthew Maximillian Upchurch, both of Costa Rica; brothers, Clay Davis Upchurch and Benjamin Chiles Upchurch, both of Fort Worth; grandparents, Jeff and Vicky Bland of Fort Worth; grandfather, Jesse L. Upchurch of Fort Worth; aunts, Amelia Andrews and Christina Debona, both of Fort Worth; aunt and uncle, Dr. Gwendolyn and John Perrone of Taos N.M.; uncle and aunt, Kenneth and Vicki Upchurch of Snow Mass, Colo.; uncle and aunt, Jay and Jan Upchurch of Fort Worth; cousins, Corgan Andrews of Paradise, Tanner Andrews of Fort Worth, Christopher Davidson of Lexington,Ky., Jordan Debona of Panama City, Fla., and Jordan Upchurch of Fort Worth.
BROWN, OWENS & BRUMLEY
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
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