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Norma Arletta Uptain

July 2, 1925 — February 24, 2022

July 2, 1925 ~ February 24, 2022

Mrs. Norma Arletta Drinen Uptain, age 96, entered eternal rest on Thursday while residing at the Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fox Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Springs, Wyoming. 

Mrs. Norma Uptain was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was born in Las Animas, Colorado. Norma was raised by her parents namely in McPhee, Colorado, which is now covered by water from the Dolores River. She enjoyed and worked with her husband Wilford "Willie" Uptain on their farm in Lewis, Colorado.

She was preceded in eternal rest by husband Wilford Uptain, son Calvin Uptain, granddaughter Valery Blood, and grand stepsons Wade Blythe and Brian Ritchey; parents, John Lloyd Drinen and Edith Norma Troutman Drinen; and siblings Vaughn Drinen, Donna Conner, and Isadore Arnold.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving daughter Linda Ritchey and husband Phil of Reliance, Wyoming; sons Kenneth Uptain and spouse Cathey of Lewis, Colorado, and Leonard Uptain, spouse Trish of Sugar Grove, West Virginia; daughter in-law Rhonda Blythe Uptain; Braisy and Bridgess Blood; granddaughter Sara Uptain; grandsons Travis Uptain and Joel Uptain and their children; and sisters Nadine Lock, Nina Lawton and Naomi Reimers and brothers-in-law Kenneth Arnold and Brian Conner.

Interment will be in the Lewis Cemetery, Lewis, Colorado tentatively on July 2, 2022, Norma's birthday.   

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