Ruth Ann Upham
November 26, 1943 ~ July 16, 2014
Ruth Upham, age 70 of New Hampton, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. Ruth Ann Upham was born November 26, 1943 at New Hampton, IA the daughter of Don and Arlene (Hutchinson) Upham. She attended New Hampton School graduating from New Hampton High School in 1962. After graduation, Ruth went to work for the Gambles Store in New Hampton from 1962-1971. She then went to work for Roger’s Famous Foods 1971-1978, which later became Daniel’s. In 1978 Ruth went to work for Montgomery Ward where she worked until 1984. Following Wards she went back to school. She then went to work for the American Institute of Commerce from 1985-1992. In 1992 she went to work for C&G Office Products, and in 1995 she went to work for Apex Office Supplies. In 2000 Ruth went to work as a licensed insurance agent for Ross Marketing. Ruth also enjoyed delivering for Blue Iris on special occasions and holidays. Ruth served the Chickasaw Ambulance Service for 10 years, the Red Cross blood program chair from 1965-1985. She was a member of Hospice Bereavement Support, Trinity Lutheran Church, WELCA, Congregation Life Committee, and Elder Care Ministry. Ruth is survived by five brothers Richard (Claire) Upham of Waunakee, WI, James (Anne) Upham of The Woodlands, TX, Tom (Karolyn) Upham of Janesville, WI, Leonard (Catherine) Upham of Cedar Falls, IA, Bill (Yoko) Upham of Woodridge, VA, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and aunts and uncles.