Cecil Ellis Armstrong


U.S. Veteran

The loving and caring Patriarch of the Cecil and Norma Armstrong family passed away June 5, 2018, from incidents related to age.  He was surrounded by his family.

Cecil was born February 4, 1932 to Price Jackson Armstrong and Rebecca Henderson Ellis. He attended school in Robin and Arimo, Idaho and graduated in 1950. He married Norma Andersen, from McCammon, Idaho, in the Logan LDS Temple in 1953. He loved and served his country in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1958. In addition to farming, he worked for Farm Bureau as an insurance agent for 34 years. He was faithful in many church callings and served as Bishop of the Garden Creek Ward for 8 1/2 years. He also served as a counselor in the Stake Presidency for 2 1/2 years. Together, Cecil and Norma served 3 full time missions. They served in Omaha, Nebraska; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Independence, Missouri.  They also served a short mission in Palmyra, New York. They served as ordinance workers in the Logan LDS Temple for 4 years.

Although Cecil had numerous accomplishments, he will be remembered most for his contagious smile, his keen sense of humor, his love of sports, and his interest and impact upon people’s lives. He was defined by his family and his faith. He taught us about life and how to work.

His counsel was “remember who you are and what you stand for”.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, Verl, Dale, and Ray, and 1 sister, Evelyn. He is survived by his wife, Norma of 64 years, 6 children, Rick (Peggy) Armstrong, Pocatello, ID;  Patty (Tom) Harding, Queen Creek, AZ; Tami (Dan) Christensen, Pocatello, ID; Michelle (Max) Howell, McCammon, ID; Derald (Mary) Armstrong, Arimo, ID; and Doug (Leslie) Armstrong, Robin, ID.

He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 6-8 pm at the Arimo, Idaho LDS Stake Center.  Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 11, 2018 at 12:00 noon with a viewing from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the Arimo, Idaho LDS Stake Center. Burial will follow at the Robin cemetery with military honors.

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