Gweneth “Gwen” Upchurch, age 19, of Carol Stream

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 13th, 2018

upchurchGweneth “Gwen” Upchurch, age 19, of Carol Stream, passed away suddenly on July 11, 2018.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 15, from 2 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Monday, with Gwen lying-in-state from 10 AM until time of Funeral Mass at 11 AM at St. Alexander’s Church, 303 S. Cornell Ave, Villa Park. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Gwen is survived by her loving mother, Erin Crilly, of Carol Stream, and her loving father, James Upchurch; her dear brother, Liam Upchurch of Carol Stream; loving grandparents Philip and Christine Crilly of Carol Stream, Jerry Upchurch of Illinois and Kerry Kennelly of Pittsburgh, PA; her fond aunts and uncles Michael (Kristy) Crilly of Carol Stream, Anna (Michael) Burhans of St. Charles, Natalie Underhill, Jerry Upchurch, Jr., Kali Upchurch and Jon Upchurch and her dear cousins Jane Crilly and Lucie Burhans.

Gwen attended DePaul University and Glenbard North High School.  She also graduated from Jay Stream Middle School and Roy DeShane Elementary.

Gwen worked on the campaigns of Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi.  She also interned at Kurtz Law Office in Hinsdale.  She was pursuing a career in Civil Rights law and was an accomplished artist.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Call 888-629-0094 for more information.


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Mary Adair says:

    So sorry for your loss She is in heaven now with the rest of the Angeles. She is with God now.♥️

  2. Gene Niewoehner says:

    Her presence at family events was always pleasant as she lit up the room with her smile and genuine interest and cordiality with others. She brought a unique spirit to each gathering with thoughtful words and an ability to both listen and respond to everyone with dignity and understanding. She will be missed by many but her soul and spirit have moved back to her maker in heaven. She lives in the eternal safety and protection of God.

  3. Sue McKenna Luther says:

    I’m so terribly sad to hear of Pat’s passing. She was always a voice of reason and a bit of a confidante for me. I’ll miss her wise suggestions. My thoughts are with all who loved her…

  4. Rosa G says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the family. It is heartbreaking to read about your dear Gwen. May it bring you comfort to know that God’s son Jesus lost a dear friend suddenly. The grief was so overwhelming that he gave way to tears. But he was also moved to restore life to Lazarus. (John 11:32-44) He understands your pain and sorrow. What Jesus did for Lazarus, he will one day do for your dear Gwen. The Bible gives us hope.

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