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Judith Elaine Upchurch

August 21, 1945 — January 21, 2023


Judith Elaine Upchurch, 77, of Brunswick, Maryland, passed from this life on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Sterling Care South Mountain in Boonsboro, MD. She was the wife of the late Edwin Upchurch, who predeceased her in 2007.

Born on August 21, 1945, in Frederick, MD, she was the daughter of the late Reverdy Eli Keeney and Frances (Saxton) Keeney.

Judith was a wonderful cook, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed family gatherings, shopping and lunches with her best friend, Barbara Johnson. She loved her pets, especially the company of Lily her cat.

She was a longtime member of Eagles Club and Moose Lodge in Brunswick

She is survived by two sons, John Murray and James Murray (Lauri Taft); six grandchildren, David Celli, Robert Murray, Jessica Beachley, Bailey Murray, Ryeleigh Murray, and Marshall Murray; several great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marianna Keeney; and daughter-in-law, Kim Murray. 

She was predeceased by a son, Robert L. Murray; and brother, James Keeney. 

The family would like to thank the staff of Sterling Care South Mountain for the care given to Judith the last year.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 North Maple Avenue in Brunswick, MD.

A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, with Rev. Tim May officiating.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, January 27, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Brunswick

1100 N Maple Ave, Brunswick, MD 21716

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Graveside Service

Saturday, January 28, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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