Nancy Ann Upmeier

May 9, 1956September 9, 2019

Nancy Ann Upmeier, 63, of Fresno California succumbed to an assortment of health issues over the years and passed away on Monday September 9, 2019.

Born May 9, 1956 in Selma, CA, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Frances Smith. She graduated from Homestead High School of Cupertino, CA in 1974. She graduated from De Anza College in Cupertino, CA in 1976 and received a bachelors degree from Fresno State in 1980.

She married her husband Robert on October 2, 1982 who survives. She is also survived by her son Thomas Upmeier of Fresno,CA, daughter Rebecca Weiss and her husband Peter of Bonita, CA, and her brother Steven Smith of Los Gatos, CA. She is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Nancy had a great love of arts and was known to be very creative. She loved choir, playing musical instruments, crocheting, and sewing. Greatest thing though was that she was a great mom.

A Memorial Service will be at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Fresno on Monday September 23, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Homestead High Music Boosters at If you would like to instead make a charitable donation to any other foundation involved with music choir or band please do so. Nancy loved music.


23 September

Graveside Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery

264 N. Blythe Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706


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Lin Allen

September 12, 2019

I met Nancy in 1965. I was a year older. We still played together and had fun.
We were in band together through the years, she played the clarinet, and I played the flute.
I remember how lovely her smile was, especially in high school.
We became reaccquainted on fb about 6 yrs ago. We enjoyed many lovely conversations and I am so very sad to know she is gone so soon. She will be missed by many.

Robin Poedel

September 12, 2019

I want to thank you for raising an incredible daughter. Becca was one of my favorites from my tenure at Marquette University, and you will always be fondly remembered to me as "The Nancy." While your life was taken far, far too soon, know that you rest with the angels and the good Lord. We'll take care of those who needed to be left on Earth, for it was not their time. Thank you for the sweet, delightful Fresno oranges that made me smile from ear to ear. You will be missed, dear Nancy. Godspeed - will meet you one day xoxo