Sarah Marie Armstrong
January 23, 1922 – October 4, 2019
Sarah Marie Armstrong, long time San Antonio, Texas resident, died Friday October 4th, 2019 in Westminster, Colorado with family by her side.
Marie grew up in San Antonio, the eldest of 2 daughters. After high school graduation, Marie worked secretarial positions until her marriage to Homer Armstrong in 1941. She became a military spouse, traveling to various Air Force posts throughout the United States while raising her 2 children. Marie was active in local social organizations on post, at her children’s schools, in her church, and as an election judge. She was granted only a short time of traveling with Homer after he retired. With her early widowhood she threw herself more fully in her church work, organizing multiple trips for her fellow church members to enjoy. Marie also unflinchingly stepped into the role of caregiver for multiple members of her family. Even as her mind was claimed by dementia, she would always offer any visitor her food and her bed so they could go to sleep well fed and safe.
Marie is survived by her daughter Celeste Dowell, sister Dorothy Bridges, 4 grandchildren and multiple great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Homer and son Corky.
In Colorado, there will be a celebration of life on Thursday October 10 at Olinger Crown Hill, 7777 W. 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge. A luncheon will start at 11:30 am at the Heritage Hall Reception Center, and services will be held at 1:30pm at the Pavilion of Reflection.
In Texas, arrangements for a celebration of life are as follows, Wednesday, October 16. Visitation 12:30-1:30 PM at Sunset Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, Texas, 78218 followed by a 2:00-2:30 Graveside Service at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, Shelter #1, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX.
Should friends desire, the family suggests sending memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.