Name: Marion Upson
Date of Birth: 24 September 1919
Birth location:The Red House Martley Worcestershire
Maiden Name: Green
Also Known As:
Age at Burial: 78 years
Date of Death: 26 April 1998
Death location: Bunbury
Date of Burial: Cremation 30//04/1998
Denomination: Anglican D
Row/Grave: Row 1 Grave #7
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
23.01.1922 – 06.08.1998 24.9.1919 – 26.4.1998
DEARLY LOVED DAD AND MUM OF
CHRISTINE, PETER, PAULA & MURRAY
CHERISHED POP AND NANA
TOGETHER AT REST
Mother: Sarah Ann Green
Foster Father: John William Jackson
Spouse: Edwin Douglas (Ted) Upson
Occupation: Home duties
RAF Sleaford UK. Marion was a telephonist she was discharged on 3/12/1945 with good conduct and a class A release.
Marion was born in Martley, Worcestershire in what was known as the Red House. This was a workhouse for those in need. Her mother was Sarah Ann Green, her father unknown. Sarah left Marion at the Red house when she was eight years old promising to return for her. This did not happen and when she was thirteen, she went to work for a solicitor (John William Jackson; Foster Father) as a domestic. She remained in his employ until at age 18 she joined the Royal Airforce UK
She met Edwin Douglas Upson, a RAAF pilot and they married in Jaffa Palestine on the 06/08/1945. As a new bride she arrived with her husband by ship (Stirling Castle) to Fremantle. On board was a friend of Teds, Bob Clapp. Arriving in Fremantle they were photographed by the Daily News and published with a front page picture.
In Capel they lived on the farm for a time in Goodwood Road before moving to the flat at the shop. The Shop was called the Universal Store, which sold absolutely anything anyone could possibly need. They stayed here until 1957 by which time Christine and Peter were born. They then moved to their new house in Properjohn Road where Paula and Murray were born.
The electoral roles list Marion and Edwin living in Capel until at least 1968 and occupation as storekeeper. From 1972 onwards they are living at Buchanan Road and occupation as farmer
Marion was in poor health from a fall and miss treatment from a medico. She spent 13 weeks in traction had two spinal operations which severely restricted her activities. However as was her want she didn’t give up.
She was a keen sports fan and loved her footy and cricket sitting up in the wee hours to listen to the broadcast of the Ashes
She took pride in all she did especially knitting outfits for her grandchildren. Marian’s life was one of loving service to others. One of her good friends was Lorna Scott/Fisher. The Fisher and Upson families were very close.
Marion passed away on 26 April 1998 and is memorialised at the Capel Cemetery.
Information compiled by researcher JT (member of the CDCP team)
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