Michael LeRoy Armstrong

August 28, 1948November 7, 2012

Michael LeRoy Armstrong passed away on November 7, 2012, in Houston, Texas. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on August 28, 1948. He served in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force for a total of 8 years. Mike was in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University and was a passionate Aggie football fan. He spent most of his career in hospital administration, most recently at M.D. Anderson. Mike leaves to cherish his memories: loving wife of 43 years, Dianna Sanders Armstrong; his Aunt Elaine Lewis; his younger sister Patricia Gutierriez & husband Jaime; sons Shawn Armstrong & wife Rebecca; son Dwayne Armstrong & wife Sara; and five grandchildren; Lauren, Breanna, Christian, Brittney, and Sophia Armstrong. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Marshall Ray Armstrong. Mike was a big-hearted, caring individual, always there to help people in need. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mike will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have him in their lives. A celebration of life will be held at a memorial service Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 1 PM at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to M.D. Anderson.


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Susan Gitcho

November 30, 2012

We were lucky to get to know Mike through our good friend Elaine Lewis and his sister Pat. Mike loved his family. His grandmother Etta Cox, his Aunt Elaine were special ladies in his life, and he cared for them deeply. He was always friendly to us and welcomed us into any family gatherings. Mike's life was tragically cut short. Precious wife and family he leaves behind will have many many happy memories of him however and that is a great legacy. Our condolences to all the family and friends. With sympathy from the Gitcho family.

Pat Gutierrez

November 27, 2012

Dianna, Shawn and family, and Dwayne and family -

Your dad was a good man. He was a loving husband, loving father, and loving grandfather. He loved all of his grandchildren. He was also a loving brother and as his only younger sister, I will miss him very much. Due to our age difference, we became closer as we got older. I leaned on him for advice many times. I will miss being able to call and talk to him. I feel sad we never got on the trip we all talked about doing. I loved him very much. I will remember his stories about his boating/fishing experiences, camping experiences, and hunting experiences. He was a person that wanted to help others. I will never forget him trying to assist with the golf cart that was rolling backward and no one was in it. He thought he could get in it to stop it. Dwayne - you were there at the time and saw the "event" and how funny it was to watch him. Let's remember the times that we could all laugh with him (not at him) knowing he was enjoying things he liked to do regardless if he encountered things along the way. Mike would want all of you to come togehter as a loving family. Shawn and Dwayne - Mike would want you to take care of your mother, help her adjust without him, and help her find happiness with you and the grandchildren. It is very comforting to hear and read all of the wonderful things others had to say about Mike. And Yes - he had a great smile!

Marilou Oro

November 14, 2012

My prayers to Armstrong family.Mike will always be remembered for his congeniality and passion for his work.

Kim H

November 14, 2012

Mike, if you wanted to retire sooner, I am sure something could have been arranged. I mean.. really? Wow! I am still shocked. Even though you may not be here physically, it won't stop me from talking to you whenever I need your advice. I will still say hi to you when I walk by your office. You better say hello back :) Take care of my patients and friends that may be fishing with you or watching football. I am sure you all are having a good time. Until we chat again, "Gig 'em, Aggies!"

Guardian Angel

November 14, 2012

Whatsoever soothes your spirit
Comforts your soul and
Brings you Peace...

That is what is wished for you during this time of sadness. In deepest sympathy..

Ira Berezowsky

November 14, 2012

I worked with Mike many years ago and was sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers with your family.

Linda Lindloff

November 13, 2012

Mike and I knew each other when we were both Family Medicine Dept Administrators - Mike at UT and me at BCM. He was a good guy and great colleague. Please take care of yourself and the family - he would want you to be comforted and remember the smile and the good guy he was.

November 13, 2012

My condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Michael Armstrong. May you be comforted by knowing that our loving heavenly Father will use his power to alleviate all causes of death and the heartaches it brings.

Michelle Fanale

November 12, 2012

Dear Mrs. Armstrong and Family,
My sincerest condolences for your sudden and deep loss. I still remember the day that Mike was introduced to the faculty at our monthly meeting. He was very clear in expressing his passion for what he wanted to achieve as our deparment administrator and why he felt so strongly about accepting the position. I will alway treasure my memories of his bright smile, heartfelt laugh, and genuine happy nature. The faculty and staff of the lymphoma group miss him very much. Michelle

Jatin and Neha Shah

November 11, 2012

My sincere condolensces to the Armstsrong family. He was so warm and inviting and made me feel part of the lymphoma/myeloma family on day one. He always has a smile, warm heart and made everyone around him better person, every day a better day. He left the world a better place.