Richard Quintus Armstrong


Richard Quintus Armstrong – 28 May 1902

Richard Quintus Armstrong, 83, 617 Poole, died this morning (24 Oct 1985) after an extended illness.

He was born May 28, 1902, in Richmond Virginia to George W. and Etta Woodson Lawrence Armstrong, the third of 13 children. His family moved west in 1909 settling in Robin.

He farmed with his father and did jobs for Max Cohn, the Union Pacific Railroad and Idaho Packing Company until taking a job driving for Garrett Freightlines in 1935. While with Garrett he held various positions in Pocatello, Great Falls, Montana and Grand Junction, Colorado.

Retiring as terminal manager after 33 years, he returned to Pocatello in 1971 to be near his family.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Armstrong, Pocatello; two sons Lamar Armstrong, Pocatello; Terry Armstrong, Vista, California; two daughters, Connie Umphrey, Salt Lake City; Eileen Litchfield, Olympia, Washington; three brothers, David Armstrong, Vancouver, Washington; Hatton Armstrong and Jack Armstrong, both of Pocatello; four sisters, Mrs. Joe (Goldie) Toler Ball, Rexburg; Mary Schwabe, Mrs. Robert Kelly Powers and Mrs. Milton (Ruphenia) Bullock all of Pocatello, 24 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the 22nd LDS Ward Chapel. Burial was at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

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