♥ Memorial Fund for Doug Upchurch♥
Donations may also be mailed to Saint David of Wales, 2800 SE Harrison St, Portland OR 97214.
If possible, please include the note "Doug Upchurch Memorial Fund" with your donation. Thank you.
Our beloved Douglas Allen Upchurch passed away peacefully at home on July 13, 2020. Doug was born on December 5, 1967 in Houston, Texas, where he lived until he graduated from Sharpstown High School. He attended Baylor University and graduated with a BA degree. After college he used his considerable IT and communication skills to begin a career in IT training.
Doug was a lifelong learner and loved to share his knowledge with others, beginning with his little sister when he was only four years old. Doug was gifted with a natural ability to understand the dynamics of human relationships and he had excellent presentation skills which led to a successful career in learning development and training. Those abilities also blessed him with countless grateful clients, colleagues and friends. He made the world a better place by focusing on being Brave, Real, Loving and Human. Doug was a member of St. David of Wales Episcopal Church who nourished his body and soul, especially over the last few months.
Doug is survived by his husband, Charles A. (Chuck) Dillard; his parents Susan and Don Upchurch of Houston, TX; his sister Donna Keller and husband Greg, and his beloved niece Kristen Keller, also of Houston, TX; his grandmother Donna Gaulding of Hernando, MS; his uncle Allen Gaulding and wife Kathy of North Little Rock, AR; and numerous cousins. Doug’s family would like to express their appreciation to Insights Learning Development, Too Amaze Inc, the St. David of Wales congregation and to the countless friends and colleagues for their gifts of love and support. Doug was a gift we will all cherish for years to come!
—provided by Don Upchurch
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” - Pericles