Donald A Armour

July 27, 1954February 27, 2012

Donald Alexander Armour. July 27, 1954 – February 27, 2012. Early Monday morning, Don lost a tumultuous battle with cancer. Although Don was born in Boston, he spent many of his formative years in California before relocating to Idaho as a teenager. Born and raised by Sam Armour, MIT educated engineer, and Ilse Armour, prototypical German academic, Don’s childhood was filled with the structure and academic color of the sort that can almost guarantee rebellion. And, rebel he did. As a young man, Don declared that he would never lead the stuffy life of a scientist and he managed to stick to that promise . . . for a while. This rebellion eventually backfired, and Don spent several decades building a successful and rewarding career in the nuclear energy industry. What really set Don apart was his magnetic personality. He truly was the life of every party, captivating the most crowded rooms with tales of boar hunting in Tennessee, sailing the Virgin Islands, deep-sea fishing, and Harley trips through the mountains and along the coast. But don’t let that big beard, Harley dude exterior fool you¬¬¬—he was the proud owner of one of the biggest hearts in the world (no exaggeration) and was always willing to offer a hand to friends (or even strangers) in need. Don touched the lives of nearly everyone he encountered and it is one of history’s biggest understatements to say that he will be greatly missed. Don is survived by his wife Kimberly Armour and two stepchildren, Ryan Johnson and Nichole Johnson (Kasey Westergard). Don is also survived by his first wife Cindy (Woolf) Stolworthy and their five children, Jennifer Karmely (Ivo Karmely), Alexander Armour (Hortensia Armour), Ashley Kittrell (Mark Kittrell), Courtney Armour, and Josef Armour. Last, but not least, Don is survived by six beloved grandchildren, Jasmine Johnson, Katlyn Johnson, Jayda Karmely, Manny Karmely, Trikyn Westergard, and Alexander Armour, Jr. Don was preceded into the hereafter by his parents Samuel and Ilse Armour, and his siblings, Andrea Armour, Braden Armour, and Helmut Armour. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012, at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th Street in Idaho Falls. Burial will follow at the Shelley Cemetery in Shelley. A viewing for family and friends will be held at the funeral home from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the funeral on Friday.


  • Viewing Friday, March 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 2, 2012

Donald A Armour

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Bob Clark

March 8, 2012

Kim, I am deeply sorry to hear of Don's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Richard Hand

March 7, 2012

Kim, You may not remember me since we only met once. I knew Don for about 15 years. He was one of the people I made an effort to stay in contact with. He was a positive person in an iffy world. It was a pleasure to know him and I always enjoyed seeing him. He will be missed.

Dirk Murray

March 5, 2012

Kim & family,

Please accept our deepest condolences at this difficult time. We will miss Don; please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please know we are here for anything you need,

Dirk & the team @ Intermountain Wealth Management

Rhonda Hanson

March 4, 2012

So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.

Angie Smith

March 3, 2012


I am so sorry to hear about Don. My prayers are with you. Please call if I can help in any way.

Bill Harker

March 2, 2012

We join the Armour family members at this time of sadness. Don will be missed in the workplace for his friendship and humor. Surely he will also be missed greatly by his family. May we all be comforted to know that he has loved ones in the Spirit World to enjoy his associations. We look forward to seeing him again. Due to family and wedding commitments on Friday we will not be able to attend the funeral.
Bill Harker

Jeremy Mangum

March 1, 2012

Sorry for your loss.