OBITUARY

Alma Rose (Grimstad) Armstrong

August 24, 1925August 11, 2013
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Age 87, passed away on August 11th at The Norse Home. She was born to Peder and Barbra (Rust) Grimstad in Seattle. Her only sibling was her sister, Barbara Canuel, who passed away in 2004. Alma grew up in Seattle and lived in the Green Lake area. She graduated from Broadway High School and went on to earn her Associates Degree. She married Robert W. Armstrong in 1948 and they were married 61 years, until his death in 2009. Alma retired from Wells Fargo Bank and enjoyed her retirement by traveling to Hawaii, Europe, Scandinavia and Norway, where both her parents immigrated from. She worked at several local banks in branch operations and served as a member at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of the Deaf and Mothers Club. She, also, was a proud Gold Star Mother, honoring her son, Peder Armstrong, who passed away in the Viet Nam War. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Quinn) Ferguson. A private family graveside service was held at Alma’s final place of rest at Acacia Memorial Park, Seattle, WA. Thank you to the wonderful staff at The Norse Home who made Alma’s last five years so comfortable. Their compassionate care giving will always be deeply appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to:

The Norse Home 5311 Phinney Ave N Seattle, Washington 98103 (206) 781-7400 http://norsehome.org/ Alma was a devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed by every heart she touched.

Services

  • A Public Memorial Service will be announced at a later date., Private Family Graveside Committal Services were held at Alma's final place of rest, next to the love of her life, husband, and best friend, Robert.
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Alma Rose (Grimstad) Armstrong

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D W

August 14, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow.
God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times. Psalms 91:2. May you find the needed strength from God, family and friends.

Cynthia Boles

August 14, 2013

On behalf of my mom and I, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom, Alma. I remember both Robert and Alma as being kind and quiet. They and my parents Arlene & Edmund Acrey were friends over many years, but especially the women (dad passed away in 1972). I recall seeing your parents at the deaf parties, picnics, etc over the years. I hope and pray your memories of Alma bring you comfort and joy. God bless you always, Cynthia (Acrey) Boles

August 14, 2013

Let God heal your broken hearts and provide you with peace as you endure the loss of Alma.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Robert and Alma married in 1948

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Olympia, WA in 1949

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Alma and Robert in 1949

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Alma with Peder, 1955

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Robert, Alma, Deborah, and Peder in 1956