Lillian Lare

Obituary of Lillian Lare

Lillian (Updegrove) Lare, 79, of Royersford, PA, passed away on January 1, 2021, at Parkhouse Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Pottstown, PA, on June 28, 1941, Lillian was the daughter of the late Benjamin Updegrove Sr. and Margaret (Elliott) Heimbach.

Lillian is lovingly remembered by her lifelong companion, Francisco Gonzalez; her children, Denise Gephart, Pottstown, PA, Marie Cuevas, Pottstown, PA, Bonita Gonzalez, wife of Fermaind, Royersford, PA, Steve Gonzalez, Somerdale, NJ; Paco Gonzalez, Norristown, PA, Melvin Gonzalez, Somerdale, NJ, and Marleen Gonzalez, Cherry Hill, NJ; her sisters, Patricia Keough, wife of Stephen, NH, and Maryanne Updegrove, Lansdale, PA; her brothers, Benjamin Updegrove Jr., Pottstown, PA, Ralph Updegrove, Pottstown, PA, Carl Walker, DE, and Bill Updegrove, DE; and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her children, Debra Lare, Thomas Lare, Eugene Lare, and Barbara Lare; her grandson; and her brother, Robert Walker.

A graveside service will take place on January 9, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave., Pottstown, PA 19464.

Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at