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Brown Mortuary Service

812 Westlake Ave, Morton, WA

OBITUARY

Betty Martha Armstrong

November 1, 1924November 10, 2019
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Betty M. Armstrong beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 10, 2019. Betty was born November 1, 1924 in Tacoma, Washington. She was the youngest daughter of August and Augusta Lantz who settled in Tacoma after emigrating from Sweden. Betty graduated from Lincoln High School, Tacoma, Wash, in 1943. After graduation, Betty worked in jobs supporting the World War effort, as did most people during that time. She traveled to New York City, where she lived for a year working on radio equipment. She experienced the Victory in Europe celebration in Times Square and watched the re-lighting of the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park in New York City. Betty returned to Tacoma married and moved to Morton where she lived until she passed away. She was a member of the Central Lutheran Church in Morton. She worked as a waitress at the Wheel Café before working as a dental assistant for Dr. Cox for many years before retiring in 1989. During retirement, she worked part time at Sentry Market from 1989-2013. Betty enjoyed traveling with her children and grandchildren on many trips to the beach and an occasional trip to a casino. She liked to sew and craft. Betty knitted many afghans and sweaters for her family and friends. She created many cherished holiday decorations for her family. The family came to her for “a little mending.” She enjoyed going to ball games to watch her kids and grandchildren play. She treated all the players as if they were her own, they called her grandma Betty. She spent many afternoons and evenings sitting in the bleachers cheering them on. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Gus, Gunner, Fred, and Wes Lantz, and her sister Florence Smith. She was survived by her children Susan (Gary) Reed, Jim (Donna) Armstrong, Rodney Armstrong, Patty Armstrong, and Becky (Bill) Layman, eleven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Betty Loved and was loved by her family. She lived a full and happy life of 95 years. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Another of the greatest generation is gone but never forgotten.

  • FAMILY

  • August Lantz, Father (deceased)
  • Augusta Lantz, Mother (deceased)
  • Susan Reed, Daughter
  • Jim Armstrong, Son
  • Rodney Armstrong, Son
  • Patty Armstrong, Daughter
  • Becky Layman, Daughter
  • Eleven, Grandchildren
  • Fourteen, Great Grandchildren
  • Two, Great Great Grandchildren
  • Gus Lantz, Brother (deceased)
  • Gunner Lantz, Brother (deceased)
  • Fred Lantz, Brother (deceased)
  • Wes Lantz, Brother (deceased)
  • Florence Smith, Sister (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rodney Armstrong Jr
  • Mark Armstrong
  • Brent Armstrong
  • Jeanine Armstrong
  • Keith Layman
  • Jimmy Reed
  • Carson Armstromg, Honorary
  • Logan Armstrong, Honorary
  • Braylon Armstrong, Honorary
  • Jeremyah Armstrong, Honorary
  • Kody Reed, Honorary
  • Tanner Working, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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