Bernice Thorpe Armstrong


Bernice T. Armstrong
POCATELLO — Bernice Thorpe Armstrong, 85, of Pocatello and formerly of Robin, passed away Tuesday morning, July 31, 2001, at a care center in Pocatello following an illness.
She was born July 13, 1916, in Pleasantview, Idaho, a daughter of Thomas and Lucy Lavina Walker Thorpe. She attended schools in Pleasantview and Malad High School, and then graduated from beauty school in Salt Lake City.
On June 20, 1939, she married Nolan E. Armstrong in Malad, Idaho. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple a week later. They made their home in Robin, Idaho, from 1939 to 1991, where she operated the family farm in every aspect with Nolan. They moved to Pocatello in 1991. Her husband, Nolan, passed away March 16, 1997.
She was active in the LDS Church, having served as a Sunday school teacher, Primary teacher and Relief Society visiting teacher. She was a member of the DUP, Matilda F. Smith Camp. Bernice had a sense of humor, and enjoyed playing card games and other games with family and friends.
Survivors include a son, Paul (Tonia) Armstrong, Robin, Idaho; two daughters, Nancy Armstrong (E.J.), Olympia, Washington, Charlotte Armstrong, Pocatello; two brothers, Eugene Thorpe, Ogden, Utah, Calvin Thorpe, Kaysville, Utah; three sisters, Joyce (LaVern) Colton, Malad, Idaho, LaVina (Cleon) Spencer, Sylmar, Calif., lone LaTour, Nauvoo, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, two sisters, one daughter, Nola (September 1990), and a son, Norman (July 1987).
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 4, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Pocatello LDS Stake Center, 655 S. Grant Ave., with Bishop Don Bosworth of the City Creek Ward officiating. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening, Friday, Aug. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel, 510 N. 12th Ave., and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the church.

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