Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Betty Barb Armstrong (1915 - 2008)

Jeff's Grandma Betty passed away on Saturday morning...

We are heading over to be with family and go to Grandma Betty's Memorial service in the Seattle area. I never really got to know the vibrant lady that Jeff has told me so much about over the years... Stories of taking each grandchild out on their birthday and treating them to a special day with Grandma....doing whatever the child wanted. Her love of animals...the fact that she taught the grands how to play pool, and the list goes on.

There are many reminders of Grandma Betty in our home...a 50 year old Christmas Cactus, a gorgeous piano which I play from time to time, and a couple other pieces of her furniture which we both treasure.

Here is the obituary that the family wrote:

Betty passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 26, 2008 at Crista Nursing Home in Shoreline Washington. She was born on August 16, 1915 in Mineral Washington and graduated high school there. She was 92 years old.

Betty was the beloved wife of Dean M. Armstrong and is survived by him and her two sons, Lee (Diane) and David (Jessie) Moore, both of Camano Island, Washington. She is also survived by her seven grand children Kathy Roseau, Carol Gertisen, David Moore Jr., Eric Moore, Jeff Moore, Rick Moore and Brian Moore and ten great-grand children.

Betty was a life long federal employee, working for the Bureau of Indian affairs and other agencies. She was a member of John Rex Thompson Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Betty was an avid bird watcher and was a member of the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation. She loved to travel and visited several countries in Europe and many others.

Betty loved to visit with friends and to play cards. She made many friends at Cristwood over the years that she lived there.

A Memorial Service will be held at Crista Assisted Living Center on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at1 pm.

Memorials can be made to P.A.W.S. (15305 44th Ave West, Lynnwood WA 98037).

Grandma Betty's Cactus in Full Glory!

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