[Marin County Obit Board]

Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 14:26:17 :

Daily Independent Journal
Tuesday, 6 August 1974
Page 11


Claudia S. Upston of Kentfield, wife of the late John Upston, former commanding general at Hamilton Air Force Base, died this morning in a local hospital after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Upston, 65, was a native of Ithaca, N.Y. She moved to San Francisco when she was 19 and married Upston in 1934 when he was commanding officer of Crissy Field at the Presidio of San Francisco.

The couple moved to Marin in 1948 when Upston was given command of Hamilton Air Force Base. He died in 1952.

Mrs. Upston was a member of the San Francisco Junior League, the Northgate chapter of the Sunnyhills Guild and a volunteer worker with the Marin chapter of the American Cancer Society.

She is survived by a son, John Upston Jr. of Washington, D.C., a daughter, Barbara Howland Smith of San Rafael, and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a date and time to be announced at St. Johnís Episcopal Church in Ross. Private burial will be at Cypress Lawn, Colma.

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