Sue Updyke, 79


Sue Updyke, 79, Sorento, died at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 at her home.

A private family memorial service will be held at Assalley-Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. Updyke was born on October 4, 1942 in Hamilton, OH, the daughter of Charles and Belva (Depew) Foster. She married Martin Edward Updyke on January 12, 1963.

She was a graduate of Hamilton Taft High School in Hamilton, OH and worked as a bank teller for many years. She also was a devoted wife and mother. She and her husband, Martin, moved from Ohio to Tucson, AZ, then to Sorento where they lived for nearly 20 years.

Mrs. Updyke was known to be loving, caring, and strongwilled. Her most important relationships were with her family and she loved watching her children and grandchildren compete in sports and competitions. She was an avid Ohio State University Buckeyes football fan. Her other joys were taking day trips and drives to markets and shops, quilting, and sewing.

Mrs. Updyke is survived by her husband; son Kyler (wife Jamie) Updyke of Worden; daughter Lisa (husband Mike) Smith of Chattanooga, TN; grandchildren Noni and Macy Updyke; and siblings Lois, Nancy, and Doug.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Otis Foster.

Memorials may be given to the family for the grandchildrens’ education fund. To share memories or offer condolences, go to